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Adware.Fresh

Adware.Fresh

Updated:
July 11, 2006
Risk Impact:
High
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior

Adware.Fresh is an adware program that gives weather information and displays advertisements on the compromised computer. It may be installed without user consent.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 02, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version October 02, 2014 revision 022
  • Initial Daily Certified version July 12, 2006
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date July 12, 2006
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Adware.Fresh is an adware program that gives weather information and displays advertisements on the compromised computer. It may be installed without user consent.

When first installed, the risk creates the following files:
%UserProfile%\Desktop\Weather.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Weather.lnk
%ProgramFiles%\Weather\Weather.exe
%ProgramFiles%\Weather\weather_install.exe

The risk then creates the following registry subkey:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Weather

The risk determines if Adware.Director (SRID 8267) is installed on the machine. In doing so, the risk will create the following registry subkey:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Director

This information is then sent to the following URL:
fresh-weather.com.

If the "5-Day Forecast" option is selected, the risk will display advertisements on the compromised computer.