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Adware.OpenSite

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:35:20 AM
Type:
Adware
Publisher:
zuvio.com
Risk Impact:
Low
File Names:
Opnste.exe
Systems Affected:
Windows

When Adware.OpenSite is installed, it performs the following actions:
  1. Creates the folder, C:\Program Files\Open Site. All the files belonging to this adware will be inserted into this folder.

  2. Displays advertisements based on keywords that a user types in the address bar.

    Adds the value:

    Open Site = C:\Program Files\Open Site\opnste.exe

    to the registry key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    so that the adware runs when Windows starts.

  3. Creates the registry key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Open Site

  4. May Modify the default home page in Internet Explorer.


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