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DrProtection

Updated:
November 29, 2007 5:04:15 PM
Type:
Misleading Application
Name:
DrProtection
Version:
2.1
Publisher:
DrProtection
Risk Impact:
Medium
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Behavior
The program must be manually installed.

The program reports false or exaggerated system security threats on the computer.




The user is then prompted to pay for a full license of the application in order to remove the errors.





Installation
When the program is executed, it creates the following files:
  • C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\DrProtection.lnk
  • C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temp\Perflib_Perfdata_e10.dat
  • C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Start Menu\Programs\DrProtection\DrProtection.lnk
  • C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Start Menu\Programs\DrProtection\Uninstall.lnk
  • C:\Program Files\DrProtection\DrProtection.exe
  • C:\Program Files\DrProtection\DrProtection.lic
  • C:\Program Files\DrProtection\DrProtection0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\DrProtection\DrProtection0.dp
  • C:\Program Files\DrProtection\DrProtection1.dll
  • C:\Program Files\DrProtection\DrProtection1.dp
  • C:\Program Files\DrProtection\DrProtection3.dll
  • C:\Program Files\DrProtection\Uninstall.exe


Next, the program creates the following registry entry so that it executes whenever Windows starts:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"DrProtection" = "C:\Program Files\DrProtection\DrProtection.exe"

It also creates the following registry subkeys:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\DrProtection
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\DrProtection
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\DrProtection\Scan
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\DrProtection\Updates
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MenuOrder\Start Menu2\Programs\DrProtection
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MenuOrder\Start Menu\Programs\DrProtection

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