1. Symantec/
  2. Security Response/
  3. Adware.GatorClone


February 13, 2007 11:38:07 AM
Risk Impact:
File Names:
Sysupd.exe killhook.dll mp3ad.exe
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

Adware.GatorClone performs the following actions when executed:
  1. Creates a randomly named .dll file in the %Temp% folder and injects the file into running processes. This .dll file will restart the adware program if the adware program is terminated.

  2. Adds the value:

    <Filename of Adware> = <Path to Adware>

    to the registry key:


  3. Contacts a remote server for advertisements and instructions, and displays pop-up ads.

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