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Adware.PennyBee

Adware.PennyBee

Updated:
January 23, 2015
Infection Length:
Varies
Name:
PennyBee
Version:
1.0.2.2
Publisher:
MY POP SHOP LTD
Risk Impact:
Low
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior

Adware.PennyBee is an adware program that displays advertisements within the browser on the computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version January 23, 2015 revision 006
  • Latest Rapid Release version October 14, 2017 revision 033
  • Initial Daily Certified version January 23, 2015 revision 019
  • Latest Daily Certified version October 15, 2017 revision 004
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date January 28, 2015
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
The program may either be downloaded and installed manually by the user or installed by third-party downloaders without the user's consent.

When the program is executed, it creates the following files:
  • %Temp%\Perflib_Perfdata_72c.dat
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Application Data\ICSharpCode.net\PennyBeeW.exe_Url_agkh2q2wptz44nr1mbd43tyforr5s4zl\1.0.2.2\user.config
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Application Data\ICSharpCode.net
  • %ProgramFiles%\PennyBee\Configs\Timers.xml
  • %ProgramFiles%\PennyBee\DealplyInstallerHelper.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\PennyBee\PennyBee.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\PennyBee\PennyBee.exe.config
  • %ProgramFiles%\PennyBee\PennyBeeW.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\PennyBee\PennyBeeW.exe.config
  • %ProgramFiles%\PennyBee\Resources\ntdisie_32.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\PennyBee\Resources\ntdis_32.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\PennyBee\Resources\ntdis_64.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\PennyBee\smia64.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\PennyBee\uninstall.exe
  • %Windir%\Prefetch\45E0AFBE3C1769A692CFAF5CF7053-12FDC7F4.pf
  • %Windir%\Prefetch\CSC.EXE-01730C27.pf
  • %Windir%\Prefetch\CVTRES.EXE-2329DCD5.pf
  • %Windir%\Prefetch\PENNYBEE.EXE-006EC6EE.pf
  • %Windir%\Prefetch\PENNYBEEW.EXE-2FF3E81D.pf
  • %Temp%\Perflib_Perfdata_8d8.dat

The program also creates and populates the following folders:
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Application Data\ICSharpCode.net\PennyBeeW.exe_Url_agkh2q2wptz44nr1mbd43tyforr5s4zl
  • %ProgramFiles%\PennyBee
  • %System%\config\systemprofile\Application Data\Microsoft\CryptnetUrlCache\Content\1F356F4D07FE8C483E769E4586569404
  • %System%\config\systemprofile\Application Data\Microsoft\CryptnetUrlCache\Content\2BF68F4714092295550497DD56F57004
  • %System%\config\systemprofile\Application Data\Microsoft\CryptnetUrlCache\Content\3B6E683A7A45CC59BF035C9BA8C7AB9D
  • %System%\config\systemprofile\Application Data\Microsoft\CryptnetUrlCache\Content\94308059B57B3142E455B38A6EB92015
  • %System%\config\systemprofile\Application Data\Microsoft\CryptnetUrlCache\Content\B69D763EB21649DA26F20618312DEE70
  • %System%\config\systemprofile\Application Data\Microsoft\CryptnetUrlCache\MetaData\1F356F4D07FE8C483E769E4586569404
  • %System%\config\systemprofile\Application Data\Microsoft\CryptnetUrlCache\MetaData\2BF68F4714092295550497DD56F57004
  • %System%\config\systemprofile\Application Data\Microsoft\CryptnetUrlCache\MetaData\3B6E683A7A45CC59BF035C9BA8C7AB9D
  • %System%\config\systemprofile\Application Data\Microsoft\CryptnetUrlCache\MetaData\94308059B57B3142E455B38A6EB92015
  • %System%\config\systemprofile\Application Data\Microsoft\CryptnetUrlCache\MetaData\B69D763EB21649DA26F20618312DEE70

It then creates the following registry entries:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ESENT\Process\PennyBeeW\DEBUG\"Trace Level" = ""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\AuthRoot\Certificates\02FAF3E291435468607857694DF5E45B68851868\"Blob" = "[HEXADECIMAL VALUE]"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\PennyBee.exe\"Params" = " Partner=Default Channel=Default DeviceId=D2AC7698-419D-4D03-034A-0C0000C900 Publisher=PB4 Barcode=149125 InstallerVersion=1.0.2.2"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\"PennyBee.exe" = "%ProgramFiles%\PennyBee\PennyBee.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PennyBee\"DisplayName" = "PennyBee"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PennyBee\"UninstallString" = "%ProgramFiles%\PennyBee\uninstall.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PennyBee\"DisplayIcon" = "%ProgramFiles%\PennyBee\PennyBee.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PennyBee\"DisplayVersion" = "1.0.2.2"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PennyBee\"Publisher" = "PennyBee"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum\Root\LEGACY_PENNYBEE\0000\Control\"*NewlyCreated*" = "0"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum\Root\LEGACY_PENNYBEE\0000\Control\"ActiveService" = "PennyBee"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum\Root\LEGACY_PENNYBEE\0000\"Service" = "PennyBee"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum\Root\LEGACY_PENNYBEE\0000\"Legacy" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum\Root\LEGACY_PENNYBEE\0000\"ConfigFlags" = "0"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum\Root\LEGACY_PENNYBEE\0000\"Class" = "LegacyDriver"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum\Root\LEGACY_PENNYBEE\0000\"ClassGUID" = "{8ECC055D-047F-11D1-A537-0000F8753ED1}"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum\Root\LEGACY_PENNYBEE\0000\"DeviceDesc" = "PennyBee service"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum\Root\LEGACY_PENNYBEE\"NextInstance" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\PennyBee\Enum\"0" = "Root\LEGACY_PENNYBEE\0000"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\PennyBee\Enum\"Count" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\PennyBee\Enum\"NextInstance" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\PennyBee\Security\"Security" = "[HEXADECIMAL VALUE]"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\PennyBee\"Type" = "10"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\PennyBee\"Start" = "2"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\PennyBee\"ErrorControl" = "0"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\PennyBee\"ImagePath" = "*%ProgramFiles%\PennyBee\PennyBee.exe*"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\PennyBee\"DisplayName" = "PennyBee service"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\PennyBee\"ObjectName" = "LocalSystem"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\PennyBee\"Description" = "PennyBee"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_PENNYBEE\0000\Control\"*NewlyCreated*" = "0"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_PENNYBEE\0000\Control\"ActiveService" = "PennyBee"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_PENNYBEE\0000\"Service" = "PennyBee"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_PENNYBEE\0000\"Legacy" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_PENNYBEE\0000\"ConfigFlags" = "0"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_PENNYBEE\0000\"Class" = "LegacyDriver"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_PENNYBEE\0000\"ClassGUID" = "{8ECC055D-047F-11D1-A537-0000F8753ED1}"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_PENNYBEE\0000\"DeviceDesc" = "PennyBee service"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_PENNYBEE\"NextInstance" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PennyBee\Enum\"0" = "Root\LEGACY_PENNYBEE\0000"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PennyBee\Enum\"Count" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PennyBee\Enum\"NextInstance" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PennyBee\Security\"Security" = "[HEXADECIMAL VALUE]"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PennyBee\"Type" = "10"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PennyBee\"Start" = "2"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PennyBee\"ErrorControl" = "0"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PennyBee\"ImagePath" = "*%ProgramFiles%\PennyBee\PennyBee.exe*"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PennyBee\"DisplayName" = "PennyBee service"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PennyBee\"ObjectName" = "LocalSystem"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PennyBee\"Description" = "PennyBee"
  • HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\PennyBee\"InstallValue" = "var DPInstHelp = {"Channel": "Default","FunnelId": "676a7b43-2ae4-43fd-bfc5-583ec3f5e40c","hid": "v4D2AC7698-419D-4D03-034A-0C0000C900","InstallDateHuman": "23/01/2015 06:17:02","InstallDateMachine": "20150123061702","InstGrp": "20150123__1.0.2.2__lnk_countdown_18","Partner": "Default","VersionInt": "1.0.2.2"};"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\Software\PennyBee\"InstallValue" = "var DPInstHelp = {"Channel": "Default","FunnelId": "676a7b43-2ae4-43fd-bfc5-583ec3f5e40c","hid": "v4D2AC7698-419D-4D03-034A-0C0000C900","InstallDateHuman": "23/01/2015 06:17:02","InstallDateMachine": "20150123061702","InstGrp": "20150123__1.0.2.2__lnk_countdown_18","Partner": "Default","VersionInt": "1.0.2.2"};"

The program then creates the following registry subkeys:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ESENT\Process\PennyBeeW
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ESENT\Process\PennyBeeW\DEBUG
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\AuthRoot\Certificates\02FAF3E291435468607857694DF5E45B68851868
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\PennyBee.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PennyBee
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum\Root\LEGACY_PROCEXP100\0000\Control
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum\Root\LEGACY_RASMAN\0000\Control
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum\Root\LEGACY_TAPISRV\0000\Control
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum\Root\LEGACY_PENNYBEE
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum\Root\LEGACY_PENNYBEE\0000
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum\Root\LEGACY_PENNYBEE\0000\Control
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\Eventlog\Application\ProtectorToolService
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\PennyBee
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\PennyBee\Security
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\PennyBee\Enum
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_PROCEXP100\0000\Control
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_RASMAN\0000\Control
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_TAPISRV\0000\Control
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_PENNYBEE
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_PENNYBEE\0000
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_PENNYBEE\0000\Control
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\ProtectorToolService
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PennyBee
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PennyBee\Security
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PennyBee\Enum
  • HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\PennyBee
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\Software\PennyBee

The program then displays product advertisements within the browser based on the user's online searches.
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    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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    FOR BUSINESS USERS
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    How to reduce the risk of infection
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    MANUAL REMOVAL
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    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.