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Adware.PricePeep

Updated:
March 18, 2014 12:45:45 PM
Type:
Adware
Name:
PricePeep
Version:
2.1.0.22
Publisher:
PricePeep
Risk Impact:
Low
Systems Affected:
Windows
Depending on the browser used, the program is downloaded and installed in the following ways:
  • As a browser helper in Internet Explorer
  • As a plugin in Google Chrome
  • As an extension in Firefox

When the program is executed, it creates the following folder:
%ProgramFiles%\PricePeep

The program then drops the following files:
  • %ProgramFiles%\PricePeep\installer.ico
  • %ProgramFiles%\PricePeep\pricepeep.crx
  • %ProgramFiles%\PricePeep\pricepeep.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\PricePeep\uninstall.exe

It may also create randomly named directories and files in the following location:
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Temp

The program then creates the following registry subkeys:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\PricePeep.DLL
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\PricePeep.PricePeepBho
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\PricePeep.PricePeepBho\CLSID
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{FD6D90C0-E6EE-4BC6-B9F7-9ED319698007}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{FD6D90C0-E6EE-4BC6-B9F7-9ED319698007}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\licjnkifamhpbaefhdpacpmihicfbomb
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PricePeep

The program periodically displays advertisements obtained from the following location:
[http://]ext.myshopres.com/request[REMOVED]
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