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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
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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