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AdShortcuts

Updated:
November 12, 2009 4:18:16 PM
Type:
Potentially Unwanted App
Version:
1.0.0.0
Publisher:
AD ON Multimedia Advertising GmbH
Risk Impact:
Low
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP
The risk arrives bundled inside installers for other applications.

When the risk is installed, it creates the following files:
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\[FILE NAME].lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\Desktopicon\[FILE NAME].exe
  • %UserProfile%\Desktop\[FILE NAME].lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\[FILE NAME].lnk


If any of the .lnk files are double-clicked, the .exe file is run.

The risk opens Internet Explorer and then redirects through a series of pages on various Web sites, eventually arriving at a legitimate Web site.
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