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IEAntivirus

Updated:
April 28, 2008 2:13:27 PM
Type:
Misleading Application
Name:
IEAntivirus
Version:
3.2
Publisher:
IEAntivirus.com
Risk Impact:
Medium
Systems Affected:
Windows
Behavior
This 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:
  • %UserProfile%\Desktop\IE AntiVirus 3.2.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\IE AntiVirus 3.2.lnk
  • %ProgramFiles%\IEAntiVirus\ieas.db2
  • %ProgramFiles%\IEAntiVirus\ieas.db3
  • %ProgramFiles%\IEAntiVirus\ieav.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\IEAntiVirus\uninst.exe


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

It also creates the following registry subkeys:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\IEAntiVirus
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Bind
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\IE AntiVirus


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