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Adware.FreeVideoConvtr

Adware.FreeVideoConvtr

Updated:
April 07, 2017
Name:
Freemake Video Converter
Version:
4.1.9
Publisher:
Ellora Assets Corporation
Risk Impact:
Low
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior

Adware.FreeVideoConvtr is an adware program that displays advertisements on the computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 24, 2017 revision 004
  • Latest Rapid Release version May 11, 2017 revision 005
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 24, 2017 revision 018
  • Latest Daily Certified version May 11, 2017 revision 009
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 29, 2017
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
The program may arrive on the computer after being manually installed.

Once executed, the program creates and populates the following folders:
  • %ProgramFiles%\Freemake\COM\1.1
  • %ProgramFiles%\Freemake\Freemake Video Converter
  • %SystemDrive%\ProgramData\Freemake\FreemakeUtilsService\ErrorReporter\FMCommon
  • %SystemDrive%\ProgramData\Freemake\FreemakeUtilsService\ErrorReporter\UIThemes

The program creates the following files:
  • %ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Freemake Shared\ProductUpdater\FMUpdater.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Freemake Shared\ProductUpdater\GAnalytics.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Freemake Shared\ProductUpdater\GoCartMonad.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Freemake Shared\ProductUpdater\Newtonsoft.Json.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Freemake Shared\ProductUpdater\ProductUpdater.exe
  • %SystemDrive%\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Freemake\Freemake Video Converter.lnk
  • %SystemDrive%\ProgramData\Freemake\FreemakeUtilsService\ErrorReporter\FreemakeErrorReporter.exe
  • %SystemDrive%\ProgramData\Freemake\FreemakeUtilsService\ErrorReporter\FreemakeErrorReporter.exe.config
  • %SystemDrive%\ProgramData\Freemake\FreemakeUtilsService\FreemakeUtilsService.exe.config
  • %SystemDrive%\ProgramData\Freemake\FreemakeUtilsService\FreemakeUtilsServiceNew.exe
  • %SystemDrive%\ProgramData\Freemake\FreemakeUtilsService\Statistics\Targets\FVC_Statistics.ini
  • %SystemDrive%\ProgramData\Freemake\FreemakeUtilsService\Statistics\Targets\Icons\fvc.ico
  • %ProgramFiles%\Freemake\DotNetSetup.exe

The program creates the following registry entries:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Freemake Video Converter_is1\"Inno Setup: Setup Version" = "5.5.3 (u)"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Freemake Video Converter_is1\"Inno Setup: App Path" = "C:\Program Files\Freemake"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Freemake Video Converter_is1\"InstallLocation" = "C:\Program Files\Freemake\"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Freemake Video Converter_is1\"Inno Setup: Icon Group" = "Freemake"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Freemake Video Converter_is1\"Inno Setup: User" = "dummy"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Freemake Video Converter_is1\"Inno Setup: Language" = "en"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Freemake Video Converter_is1\"DisplayName" = "Freemake Video Converter version 4.1.9"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Freemake Video Converter_is1\"DisplayIcon" = "C:\Program Files\Freemake\Freemake Video Converter\Uninstall\icon.ico"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Freemake Video Converter_is1\"UninstallString" = ""C:\Program Files\Freemake\Freemake Video Converter\Uninstall\unins000.exe""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Freemake Video Converter_is1\"QuietUninstallString" = ""C:\Program Files\Freemake\Freemake Video Converter\Uninstall\unins000.exe" /SILENT"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Freemake Video Converter_is1\"DisplayVersion" = "4.1.9"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Freemake Video Converter_is1\"Publisher" = "Ellora Assets Corporation"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Freemake Video Converter_is1\"URLInfoAbout" = "http://www.freemake.com"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Freemake Video Converter_is1\"HelpLink" = "http://www.freemake.com/support"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Freemake Video Converter_is1\"URLUpdateInfo" = "http://www.freemake.com/downloads"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Freemake Video Converter_is1\"NoModify" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Freemake Video Converter_is1\"NoRepair" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Freemake Video Converter_is1\"InstallDate" = "20170301"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Freemake Video Converter_is1\"MajorVersion" = "4"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Freemake Video Converter_is1\"MinorVersion" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Freemake Video Converter_is1\"EstimatedSize" = "1887B"

The program is a video converter that shows out-of-context advertisements on the computer after installation.

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
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MANUAL REMOVAL
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1. Performing a full system scan
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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.