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Adware.Adpeak

Adware.Adpeak

Updated:
January 15, 2014
Risk Impact:
Low
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior

Adware.Adpeak is an adware program that may display advertisements on the compromised computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 02, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 22, 2017 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version January 15, 2014 revision 020
  • Latest Daily Certified version July 14, 2017 revision 008
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date January 22, 2014
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
When the program is executed, it creates the following files:
  • %Temp%\AdpeakProxyr.log
  • %Temp%\AdpeakRegisterLSP.ini.log
  • %Temp%\SpOrder.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\ScorpionSaver Services\AdpeakProxy.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\ScorpionSaver Services\AdpeakProxy.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\ScorpionSaver Services\AdpeakRegisterLSP.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\ScorpionSaver Services\AdpeakRegisterLSP.ini
  • %ProgramFiles%\ScorpionSaver Services\Installbat.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\ScorpionSaver Services\InstallDLL.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\ScorpionSaver Services\Microsoft.Deployment.WindowsInstaller.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\ScorpionSaver Services\Microsoft.Deployment.WindowsInstaller.xml
  • %ProgramFiles%\ScorpionSaver Services\PCProxyDLL.dll
  • %Temp%\AdpeakProxy.log
  • %Temp%\AdpeakProxyr.log

The program then creates the following registry entries:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\"{9DC8FA51-B596-4f77-802C-5B295919C205}" = "PCProxy"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\{9DC8FA51-B596-4f77-802C-5B295919C205}\"InstallingUser" = "dwBvAHIAawBnAHIAbwB1AHAAXAB2AG0ALQB4AHAALQBwAHIAbwAtAHQAbwBvAGwAcwAkAAAA"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\{9DC8FA51-B596-4f77-802C-5B295919C205}\"LocalService" = "AdpeakProxy"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\{9DC8FA51-B596-4f77-802C-5B295919C205}\"ServiceParameters" = "-Service"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\{9DC8FA51-B596-4f77-802C-5B295919C205}\"KomodiaParameters1" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{F9043C85-F6F2-101A-A3C9-08002B2F49FB}\Implemented Categories\"{0DE86A52-2BAA-11CF-A229-00AA003D7352}" = ""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{F9043C85-F6F2-101A-A3C9-08002B2F49FB}\Implemented Categories\"{0DE86A53-2BAA-11CF-A229-00AA003D7352}" = ""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{F9043C85-F6F2-101A-A3C9-08002B2F49FB}\Implemented Categories\"{0DE86A57-2BAA-11CF-A229-00AA003D7352}" = ""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{F9043C85-F6F2-101A-A3C9-08002B2F49FB}\Implemented Categories\"{40FC6ED4-2438-11CF-A3DB-080036F12502}" = ""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{F9043C85-F6F2-101A-A3C9-08002B2F49FB}\Implemented Categories\"{40FC6ED5-2438-11CF-A3DB-080036F12502}" = ""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{3E28F712-0D6C-4EE3-AC8C-8F060F5D7C33}\"VersionIndependentProgID" = "PCProxy.DataTable"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{3E28F712-0D6C-4EE3-AC8C-8F060F5D7C33}\"TypeLib" = "{ED721A76-8160-4da0-A18E-7FD7C4574774}"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{3E28F712-0D6C-4EE3-AC8C-8F060F5D7C33}\"ProgID" = "PCProxy.DataTable.1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{3E28F712-0D6C-4EE3-AC8C-8F060F5D7C33}\"LocalServer32" = "%Program Files%\ScorpionSaver Services\AdpeakProxy.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\"{3E28F712-0D6C-4EE3-AC8C-8F060F5D7C33}" = "DataTable Class"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{3E28F712-0D6C-4EE3-AC8C-8F060F5D7C33}\"AppID" = "{9DC8FA51-B596-4f77-802C-5B295919C205}"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{533403E2-6E21-4615-9E28-43F4E97E977B}\"VersionIndependentProgID" = "PCProxy.DataTableFields"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{533403E2-6E21-4615-9E28-43F4E97E977B}\"TypeLib" = "{ED721A76-8160-4da0-A18E-7FD7C4574774}"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{533403E2-6E21-4615-9E28-43F4E97E977B}\"ProgID" = "PCProxy.DataTableFields.1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{533403E2-6E21-4615-9E28-43F4E97E977B}\"LocalServer32" = "%Program Files%\ScorpionSaver Services\AdpeakProxy.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\"{533403E2-6E21-4615-9E28-43F4E97E977B}" = "DataTableFields Class"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{533403E2-6E21-4615-9E28-43F4E97E977B}\"AppID" = "{9DC8FA51-B596-4f77-802C-5B295919C205}"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{6CE321DA-DC11-45C6-A0FC-4E8A7D978ABC}\"VersionIndependentProgID" = "PCProxy.DataContainer"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{6CE321DA-DC11-45C6-A0FC-4E8A7D978ABC}\"TypeLib" = "{ED721A76-8160-4da0-A18E-7FD7C4574774}"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{6CE321DA-DC11-45C6-A0FC-4E8A7D978ABC}\"ProgID" = "PCProxy.DataContainer.1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{6CE321DA-DC11-45C6-A0FC-4E8A7D978ABC}\"LocalServer32" = "%Program Files%\ScorpionSaver Services\AdpeakProxy.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\"{6CE321DA-DC11-45C6-A0FC-4E8A7D978ABC}" = "DataContainer Class"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{6CE321DA-DC11-45C6-A0FC-4E8A7D978ABC}\"AppID" = "{9DC8FA51-B596-4f77-802C-5B295919C205}"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{6EEBC7FF-67DA-4B90-9251-C2C5696E4B48}\"VersionIndependentProgID" = "PCProxy.DataController"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{6EEBC7FF-67DA-4B90-9251-C2C5696E4B48}\"TypeLib" = "{ED721A76-8160-4da0-A18E-7FD7C4574774}"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{6EEBC7FF-67DA-4B90-9251-C2C5696E4B48}\"ProgID" = "PCProxy.DataController.1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\"{6EEBC7FF-67DA-4B90-9251-C2C5696E4B48}" = "%Program Files%\ScorpionSaver Services\AdpeakProxy.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\"{6EEBC7FF-67DA-4B90-9251-C2C5696E4B48}" = "DataController Class"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{6EEBC7FF-67DA-4B90-9251-C2C5696E4B48}\"AppID" = "{9DC8FA51-B596-4f77-802C-5B295919C205}"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{74137531-80F7-406F-9543-7D11385FA8C8}\"VersionIndependentProgID" = "PCProxy.ProxyChecks"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{74137531-80F7-406F-9543-7D11385FA8C8}\"TypeLib" = "{ED721A76-8160-4da0-A18E-7FD7C4574774}"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{74137531-80F7-406F-9543-7D11385FA8C8}\"ProgID" = "PCProxy.ProxyChecks.1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{74137531-80F7-406F-9543-7D11385FA8C8}\"LocalServer32" = "%Program Files%\ScorpionSaver Services\AdpeakProxy.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\"{74137531-80F7-406F-9543-7D11385FA8C8}" = "ProxyChecks Class"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{74137531-80F7-406F-9543-7D11385FA8C8}\"AppID" = "{9DC8FA51-B596-4f77-802C-5B295919C205}"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{832599B2-55BF-4437-8F3E-030CF5AEB262}\"VersionIndependentProgID" = "PCProxy.DataStatistics"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{832599B2-55BF-4437-8F3E-030CF5AEB262}\"TypeLib" = "{ED721A76-8160-4da0-A18E-7FD7C4574774}"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{832599B2-55BF-4437-8F3E-030CF5AEB262}\"ProgID" = "PCProxy.DataStatistics.1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{832599B2-55BF-4437-8F3E-030CF5AEB262}\"LocalServer32" = "%Program Files%\ScorpionSaver Services\AdpeakProxy.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\"{832599B2-55BF-4437-8F3E-030CF5AEB262}" = "DataStatistics Class"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{832599B2-55BF-4437-8F3E-030CF5AEB262}\"AppID" = "{9DC8FA51-B596-4f77-802C-5B295919C205}"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{9B7B034B-944A-4261-B487-862F642F7615}\"VersionIndependentProgID" = "PCProxy.WatchDog"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{9B7B034B-944A-4261-B487-862F642F7615}\"TypeLib" = "{ED721A76-8160-4da0-A18E-7FD7C4574774}"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{9B7B034B-944A-4261-B487-862F642F7615}\"ProgID" = "PCProxy.WatchDog.1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{9B7B034B-944A-4261-B487-862F642F7615}\"LocalServer32" = "%Program Files%\ScorpionSaver Services\AdpeakProxy.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\"{9B7B034B-944A-4261-B487-862F642F7615}" = "WatchDog Class"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{9B7B034B-944A-4261-B487-862F642F7615}\"AppID" = "{9DC8FA51-B596-4f77-802C-5B295919C205}"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{AE91F9CE-0900-4E2A-B673-F3F6E4FC54D9}\"VersionIndependentProgID" = "PCProxy.WFPController"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{AE91F9CE-0900-4E2A-B673-F3F6E4FC54D9}\"TypeLib" = "{ED721A76-8160-4da0-A18E-7FD7C4574774}"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{AE91F9CE-0900-4E2A-B673-F3F6E4FC54D9}\"ProgID" = "PCProxy.WFPController.1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{AE91F9CE-0900-4E2A-B673-F3F6E4FC54D9}\"LocalServer32" = "%Program Files%\ScorpionSaver Services\AdpeakProxy.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\"{AE91F9CE-0900-4E2A-B673-F3F6E4FC54D9}" = "WFPController Class"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{AE91F9CE-0900-4E2A-B673-F3F6E4FC54D9}\"AppID" = "{9DC8FA51-B596-4f77-802C-5B295919C205}"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{B1A429DB-FB06-4645-B7C0-0CC405EAD3CD}\"VersionIndependentProgID" = "PCProxy.LSPLogic"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{B1A429DB-FB06-4645-B7C0-0CC405EAD3CD}\"TypeLib" = "{ED721A76-8160-4da0-A18E-7FD7C4574774}"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{B1A429DB-FB06-4645-B7C0-0CC405EAD3CD}\"ProgID" = "PCProxy.LSPLogic.1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{B1A429DB-FB06-4645-B7C0-0CC405EAD3CD}\"LocalServer32" = "%Program Files%\ScorpionSaver Services\AdpeakProxy.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\"{B1A429DB-FB06-4645-B7C0-0CC405EAD3CD}" = "LSPLogic Class"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{B1A429DB-FB06-4645-B7C0-0CC405EAD3CD}\"AppID" = "{9DC8FA51-B596-4f77-802C-5B295919C205}"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{DD67706E-819E-4EBD-BF8D-6D6147CC7A49}\"VersionIndependentProgID" = "PCProxy.DataTableHolder"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{DD67706E-819E-4EBD-BF8D-6D6147CC7A49}\"TypeLib" = "{ED721A76-8160-4da0-A18E-7FD7C4574774}"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{DD67706E-819E-4EBD-BF8D-6D6147CC7A49}\"ProgID" = "PCProxy.DataTableHolder.1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{DD67706E-819E-4EBD-BF8D-6D6147CC7A49}\"LocalServer32" = "%Program Files%\ScorpionSaver Services\AdpeakProxy.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\"{DD67706E-819E-4EBD-BF8D-6D6147CC7A49}" = "DataTableHolder Class"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{DD67706E-819E-4EBD-BF8D-6D6147CC7A49}\"AppID" = "{9DC8FA51-B596-4f77-802C-5B295919C205}"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{F62A4AF9-58B4-4FEC-89CC-D717A547D8E8}\"VersionIndependentProgID\" = "PCProxy.ReadOnlyManager"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{F62A4AF9-58B4-4FEC-89CC-D717A547D8E8}\"TypeLib" = "{ED721A76-8160-4da0-A18E-7FD7C4574774}"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{F62A4AF9-58B4-4FEC-89CC-D717A547D8E8}\"ProgID" = "PCProxy.ReadOnlyManager.1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{F62A4AF9-58B4-4FEC-89CC-D717A547D8E8}\"LocalServer32" = "%Program Files%\ScorpionSaver Services\AdpeakProxy.exe"

Next, the program creates a service with the following characteristics:
  • DisplayName: AdpeakProxy
  • ImagePath: %ProgramFiles%\ScorpionSaver Services\AdpeakProxy.exe
  • Description: Adpeak Service

It then creates the following registry subkey to register the above service:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Network\AdpeakProxy

The Trojan may then show advertisements in the browser on the compromised computer.
You may have arrived at this page either because you have been alerted by your Symantec product about this risk, or you are concerned that your computer has been affected by this risk.

Before proceeding further we recommend that you run a full system scan . If that does not resolve the problem you can try one of the options available below.



FOR NORTON USERS
If you are a Norton product user, we recommend you try the following resources to remove this risk.


Removal Tool

If you have an infected Windows system file, you may need to replace it using the Windows installation CD .


How to reduce the risk of infection
The following resources provide further information and best practices to help reduce the risk of infection.


FOR BUSINESS USERS
If you are a Symantec business product user, we recommend you try the following resources to remove this risk.


Identifying and submitting suspect files
Submitting suspicious files to Symantec allows us to ensure that our protection capabilities keep up with the ever-changing threat landscape. Submitted files are analyzed by Symantec Security Response and, where necessary, updated definitions are immediately distributed through LiveUpdate™ to all Symantec end points. This ensures that other computers nearby are protected from attack. The following resources may help in identifying suspicious files for submission to Symantec.


Removal Tool

If you have an infected Windows system file, you may need to replace it using the Windows installation CD .


How to reduce the risk of infection
The following resource provides further information and best practices to help reduce the risk of infection.
Protecting your business network



MANUAL REMOVAL
The following instructions pertain to all current Symantec antivirus products.


1. Performing a full system scan
How to run a full system scan using your Symantec product


2. Restoring settings in the registry
Many risks make modifications to the registry, which could impact the functionality or performance of the compromised computer. While many of these modifications can be restored through various Windows components, it may be necessary to edit the registry. See in the Technical Details of this writeup for information about which registry keys were created or modified. Delete registry subkeys and entries created by the risk and return all modified registry entries to their previous values.
Writeup By: Roberto Sponchioni, Masaki Suenaga,Santiago Cortes