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Adware.Flipora

Adware.Flipora

Updated:
June 03, 2015
Name:
Flipora
Version:
2.1.55.0
Publisher:
Flipora
Risk Impact:
Low
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior

Adware.Flipora is an adware program that displays advertisements and tracks browser information such as websites visited.

Note:
Symantec detects version 2.1.55.0 of Flipora (for Windows) as Adware.Flipora. Other versions of this software are not currently classified by Symantec as adware.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version November 04, 2014 revision 021
  • Latest Rapid Release version November 21, 2017 revision 052
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 10, 2014 revision 021
  • Latest Daily Certified version November 22, 2017 revision 003
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date November 05, 2014
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
The adware program must be manually installed.

When the adware program is executed, it creates the following files:
  • %ProgramFiles%\Flipora\basic.css
  • %ProgramFiles%\Flipora\basic.js
  • %ProgramFiles%\Flipora\basic_ie.css
  • %ProgramFiles%\Flipora\flipora.hta
  • %ProgramFiles%\Flipora\flipora.ico
  • %ProgramFiles%\Flipora\ietb.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Flipora\jquery.js
  • %ProgramFiles%\Flipora\jquery.simplemodal.js
  • %ProgramFiles%\Flipora\nthook.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Flipora\SearchSettings.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Flipora\SearchSettings.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\Flipora\Uninst.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\Flipora\ver

The adware program creates the following registry entries:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{4DA729A4-684A-4034-A45B-6D56CEAAE92B}\VersionIndependentProgID\"[DEFAULT]" = "Infoaxe.Toolbar"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{4DA729A4-684A-4034-A45B-6D56CEAAE92B}\TypeLib\"[DEFAULT]" = "{04328774-312E-47b7-8EE4-19BADF85C935}"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{4DA729A4-684A-4034-A45B-6D56CEAAE92B}\ProgID\"[DEFAULT]" = "Infoaxe.Toolbar.1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{4DA729A4-684A-4034-A45B-6D56CEAAE92B}\InprocServer32\"[DEFAULT]" = "%ProgramFiles%\Flipora\ietb.dll"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{4DA729A4-684A-4034-A45B-6D56CEAAE92B}\InprocServer32\"ThreadingModel" = "Apartment"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{4DA729A4-684A-4034-A45B-6D56CEAAE92B}\"[DEFAULT]" = "Flipora - Connect with Friends"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{63E60077-EDE9-427a-BAD0-2ED15FADA0A8}\VersionIndependentProgID\"[DEFAULT]" = "Infoaxe.BHO"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{63E60077-EDE9-427a-BAD0-2ED15FADA0A8}\TypeLib\"[DEFAULT]" = "{04328774-312E-47b7-8EE4-19BADF85C935}"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{63E60077-EDE9-427a-BAD0-2ED15FADA0A8}\ProgID\"[DEFAULT]" = "Infoaxe.BHO.1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{63E60077-EDE9-427a-BAD0-2ED15FADA0A8}\InprocServer32\"[DEFAULT]" = "%ProgramFiles%\Flipora\ietb.dll"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{63E60077-EDE9-427a-BAD0-2ED15FADA0A8}\InprocServer32\"ThreadingModel" = "Apartment"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{63E60077-EDE9-427a-BAD0-2ED15FADA0A8}\"[DEFAULT]" = "Flipora"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{04328774-312E-47B7-8EE4-19BADF85C935}\1.0\0\win32\"[DEFAULT]" = "%ProgramFiles%\Flipora\ietb.dll"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{04328774-312E-47B7-8EE4-19BADF85C935}\1.0\HELPDIR\"[DEFAULT]" = "%ProgramFiles%\Flipora"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{04328774-312E-47B7-8EE4-19BADF85C935}\1.0\FLAGS\"[DEFAULT]" = "0"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{04328774-312E-47B7-8EE4-19BADF85C935}\1.0\"[DEFAULT]" = "Web History Search Internet Explorer Tools Library"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Infoaxe.BHO\CurVer\"[DEFAULT]" = "Infoaxe.Toolbar.1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Infoaxe.BHO\CLSID\"[DEFAULT]" = "{63E60077-EDE9-427a-BAD0-2ED15FADA0A8}"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Infoaxe.BHO\"[DEFAULT]" = "Flipora"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Infoaxe.BHO.1\CLSID\"[DEFAULT]" = "{63E60077-EDE9-427a-BAD0-2ED15FADA0A8}"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Infoaxe.BHO.1\"[DEFAULT]" = "Flipora"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Infoaxe.Toolbar\CurVer\"[DEFAULT]" = "Infoaxe.Toolbar.1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Infoaxe.Toolbar\CLSID\"[DEFAULT]" = "{4DA729A4-684A-4034-A45B-6D56CEAAE92B}"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Infoaxe.Toolbar\"[DEFAULT]" = "Flipora - Connect with Friends"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Infoaxe.Toolbar.1\CLSID\"[DEFAULT]" = "{4DA729A4-684A-4034-A45B-6D56CEAAE92B}"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Infoaxe.Toolbar.1\"[DEFAULT]" = "Flipora - Connect with Friends"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\{4DA729A4-684A-4034-A45B-6D56CEAAE92B}\"ButtonText" = "Flipora"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\{4DA729A4-684A-4034-A45B-6D56CEAAE92B}\"CLSID" = "{1FBA04EE-3024-11D2-8F1F-0000F87ABD16}"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\{4DA729A4-684A-4034-A45B-6D56CEAAE92B}\"Default Visible" = "yes"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\{4DA729A4-684A-4034-A45B-6D56CEAAE92B}\"Icon" = "%ProgramFiles%\Flipora\flipora.ico"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\{4DA729A4-684A-4034-A45B-6D56CEAAE92B}\"HotIcon" = "%ProgramFiles%\Flipora\flipora.ico"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\{4DA729A4-684A-4034-A45B-6D56CEAAE92B}\"Script" = "%ProgramFiles%\Flipora\flipora.hta"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{63E60077-EDE9-427a-BAD0-2ED15FADA0A8}\"[DEFAULT]" = "Flipora"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{63E60077-EDE9-427a-BAD0-2ED15FADA0A8}\"NoExplorer" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Flipora\"DisplayName" = "Flipora - Mood-aware Website Recommendations"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Flipora\"Publisher" = "Infoaxe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Flipora\"DisplayVersion" = "2.1.65.0"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Flipora\"UninstallSTRING" = "%ProgramFiles%\Flipora\Uninst.exe"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\LowRegistry\Extensions\CmdMapping\"{4DA729A4-684A-4034-A45B-6D56CEAAE92B}" = "2002"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\infoaxe_google\"[DEFAULT]" = "Web Search"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\infoaxe_google\"DisplayName" = "Web Search"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\infoaxe_google\"FaviconURL" = "http://www.flipora.com/favicon.ico"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\infoaxe_google\"URL" = "[URL PARAMETERS]"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\CommandBar\"ToolBandWidth" = "1C2"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\CommandBar\"CommandBarEnabled" = "1"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\UrlSearchHooks\"{4DA729A4-684A-4034-A45B-6D56CEAAE92B}" = ""
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"Flipora - Mood-aware Website Recommendations Helper" = "%ProgramFiles%\Flipora\SearchSettings.exe"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Infoaxe\InfoaxeToolbar\files\"ietb.dll" = "72"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Infoaxe\SearchTools\"VaSpRestored" = "1"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Infoaxe\SearchTools\"VaHpRestored" = "1"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Infoaxe\InfoaxeToolbar\"AutoEnabled" = "0"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Infoaxe\InfoaxeToolbar\"SplashShowed" = "0"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Infoaxe\InfoaxeToolbar\"ShowedOnInstall" = "0"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Infoaxe\InfoaxeToolbar\"ExportAsked" = "0"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Infoaxe\InfoaxeToolbar\"ExportAnswer" = "0"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Infoaxe\InfoaxeToolbar\"Exported" = "0"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Infoaxe\"LastUserId" = "[STRING]"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Infoaxe\"LastGL" = ""
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Infoaxe\"LastHash" = ""
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Infoaxe\"HiddenByDefault" = "1"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Infoaxe\"BhoMode" = "1"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Infoaxe\"EnableIdleIHome" = "1"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Infoaxe\"Ver" = "v65"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Infoaxe\"vuser" = "1"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Infoaxe\"CatchIE9Tabs" = "1"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Infoaxe\"va_time" = "[HEXADECIMAL VALUE]"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Infoaxe\"BCB" = "[DATE]"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Infoaxe\"PrevSP" = "{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A}"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Infoaxe\"ntpfixed" = "1"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Infoaxe\"PrevHP" = "[URL]"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Infoaxe\"FirstLaunch" = "1"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Infoaxe\"PrevCommandBarState" = "1"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Infoaxe\"LastPTAReset" = "[HEXADECIMAL VALUE]"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Infoaxe\"int_imp" = "0"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Infoaxe\"ShowedOnInstall" = "[HEXADECIMAL VALUE]"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Infoaxe\"LastStatusCheck" = "[HEXADECIMAL VALUE]"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Infoaxe\"LastBqUpdate" = "[HEXADECIMAL VALUE]"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Infoaxe\"bq_config" = "[STRING]"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Infoaxe\"BGDisabled" = "0"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Infoaxe\"ia_min_interval" = "14"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Infoaxe\"int_enabled" = "0"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Infoaxe\"int_max_daily" = "0"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Infoaxe\"pop_enabled" = "0"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Infoaxe\"pop_max_daily" = "6"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Infoaxe\"ac_capture" = "1"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Infoaxe\"jes_enabled" = "0"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Infoaxe\"tracking.mr" = "1"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Infoaxe\"tracking.mixpanel" = "1"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Infoaxe\"google_bqr" = "1"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Infoaxe\"bq_js" = "[STRING]"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Infoaxe\"LastNavURL" = "[URL]"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Infoaxe\"LastPingCheck" = "[HEXADECIMAL VALUE]"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Infoaxe\"LastCheckTime" = "[HEXADECIMAL VALUE]"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Infoaxe\"SessionCount" = "[HEXADECIMAL VALUE]"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Infoaxe\"SessionTime" = "[HEXADECIMAL VALUE]"

The adware program may perform the following actions:
  • Change the browser's home page
  • Track websites that have been visited
  • Display advertisements based on websites visited
  • Redirect attempts to visit some websites
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.