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  2. Security Response/
  3. Adware.Advertbar


February 13, 2007 11:33:42 AM
Adtools, Inc.
Risk Impact:
File Names:
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

When Adware.Advertbar is executed, it performs the following actions:

  1. Creates the following folder:

    %Windir%\Program Files\Ice Age

    Note: %Windir% is a variable that refers to the Windows installation folder. By default, this is C:\Windows or C:\Winnt.

  2. Drops the following file into %Windir%\Program Files\Ice Age:

    • ice_age.exe

  3. Adds the following key to the registry:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AdTools, Inc.

    • This key may contain several subkeys.
    • Depending on which MessageMate software is installed, the subkeys will be the name of the MessageMate, such as Ice Age.
    • There will also be a key named UserInfo, in which a unique identifier value exists.

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