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AdwareRemover2007

Updated:
December 18, 2007 4:46:09 PM
Type:
Misleading Application
Name:
AdwareRemover2007
Risk Impact:
Medium
Systems Affected:
Windows
Behavior
The program must be manually installed.

It 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:
  • %UserProfile%\Desktop\AdwareRemover2007.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\AdwareRemover2007\AdwareRemover2007.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\AdwareRemover2007\Uninstall.lnk
  • %ProgramFiles%\AdwareRemover2007\AdwareRemover2007.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\AdwareRemover2007\AdwareRemover2007.lic
  • %ProgramFiles%\AdwareRemover2007\AdwareRemover20070.ar
  • %ProgramFiles%\AdwareRemover2007\AdwareRemover20070.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\AdwareRemover2007\AdwareRemover20071.ar
  • %ProgramFiles%\AdwareRemover2007\AdwareRemover20071.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\AdwareRemover2007\AdwareRemover20073.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\AdwareRemover2007\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\"AdwareRemover2007" = "C:\Program Files\AdwareRemover2007\AdwareRemover2007.exe"

It also creates the following registry subkeys:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AdwareRemover2007
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.key
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AdwareRemover2007


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