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Adware.Roimoi

Adware.Roimoi

Updated:
February 13, 2007
Risk Impact:
High
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior


Adware.Roimoi will continually launch Internet Explorer popups by contacting www.popuppers.com.

Symptoms


Advertising pop-ups are displayed.

Behavior


This program has been reportedly downloaded from a Web site.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 02, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version April 02, 2017 revision 020
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 13, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version April 03, 2017 revision 004
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 13, 2004
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Adware.Roimoi performs the following actions:
  1. Creates the registry key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\roimoi

  2. Launches Internet Explorer pop-up windows with advertisments.



The following instructions pertain to all Symantec antivirus products that support Security Risk detection.
  1. Update the definitions.
  2. Restart the computer in Safe mode
  3. Run a full system scan and delete all the files detected as Adware.Roimoi.
  4. Delete the value that was added to the registry.
For specific details on each of these steps, read the following instructions.

1. Updating the definitions
To obtain the most recent definitions, start your Symantec program and run LiveUpdate.

2. Restarting the computer in Safe mode
Shut down the computer and turn off the power. Wait for at least 30 seconds, and then restart the computer in Safe mode or VGA mode. For instructions, read the document, "How to start the computer in Safe Mode ."


3. Scanning for and deleting the files
  1. Start your Symantec antivirus program, and then run a full system scan.
  2. If any files are detected as Adware.Roimoi, click Delete.


    Note: If your Symantec antivirus product reports that it cannot delete a detected file, note the path and file name. Then use Windows Explorer to locate and delete the file.
4. Deleting the value from the registry

WARNING: Symantec strongly recommends that you back up the registry before making any changes to it. Incorrect changes to the registry can result in permanent data loss or corrupted files. Modify the specified keys only. Read the document, "How to make a backup of the Windows registry ," for instructions.
  1. Click Start, and then click Run. (The Run dialog box appears.)
  2. Type regedit

    Then click OK. (The Registry Editor opens.)

  3. Navigate to and delete the key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\roimoi