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HTTP Malwarepro Activity

Severity: Medium

This attack could pose a moderate security threat. It does not require immediate action.


This signature detects activities of misleading application MalwarePro.

Additional Information

When the program is executed, it creates the following files:
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\MalwarePro\MalwarePro.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\MalwarePro\Uninstall MalwarePro.lnk
%Windìr%\MalwarePro Setup Log.txt

It then creates the following registry subkeys:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MenuOrder\Start Menu\Programs\MalwarePro
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MenuOrder\Start Menu2\Programs\MalwarePro

It also creates the following registry subkey so that it executes whenever Windows starts:


  • Windows 98
  • Windows 95
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Me
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows NT
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows 2000


The following instructions pertain to all current and recent Symantec antivirus products, including the Symantec AntiVirus and Norton AntiVirus product lines.

1. Disable System Restore (Windows Me/XP).
2. Update the virus definitions.
3. Run a full system scan.
4. Delete any values added to the registry.
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