Adware.AdvertMen

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Updated: May 08, 2006 12:24:03 PM
Risk Impact: High
Systems Affected: Windows

Behavior

Adware.AdvertMen is an adware program that downloads and displays popup advertisements.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 02, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version March 23, 2017 revision 037
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 04, 2006
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 23, 2017 revision 041
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 10, 2006

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Updated: May 08, 2006 12:24:03 PM
Risk Impact: High
Systems Affected: Windows

Adware.AdvertMen is an adware program that downloads and displays popup advertisements.

The risk creates the following registry subkeys:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows\"AppInit_DLLs" = "pushow82.dll"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\"UninstallString" = "rundll32 %System%\pushow[RANDOM].dll uninstall"
where [RANDOM] is one or two random digits.


The risk then creates the file %System%\pushow[RANDOM].dll
where [RANDOM] is one or two random digits.

The risk connects to http://advertismen.com

The risk can display links to Internet tools and Internet pages in Windows browsers.