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Adware.NetMedia

Adware.NetMedia

Updated:
August 17, 2006
Risk Impact:
Medium
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior

Adware.NetMedia is a security risk that displays advertisements while a user browses the Internet.

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 August 17, 2006
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date August 23, 2006
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Adware.NetMedia is a security risk that displays advertisements while a user browses the Internet.

When the risk is first executed, it creates the following files:
%Windir%\netmedia.exe
%Windir%\netmedia.ini

Next, the risk creates the following registry entries so that it runs every time Windows starts:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"{29123221-3AF8-488c-85DE-6B3EC59E8074}" = "%Windir%\netmedia.exe"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"{29123221-3AF8-488c-85DE-6B3EC59E8074}" = "%Windir%\netmedia.exe"

The risk then creates the following registry subkeys:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{29123221-3AF8-488c-85DE-6B3EC59E8074}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{29123221-3AF8-488c-85DE-6B3EC59E8074}

The risk then displays advertisements while the user browses the Internet.