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Adware.SlickSavings

Adware.SlickSavings

Updated:
December 19, 2014
Infection Length:
Varies
Name:
SlickSavings
Version:
1.3
Publisher:
Spigot, Inc.
Risk Impact:
Low
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior

Adware.SlickSavings is an adware program that displays advertisements on web browsers on the computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 17, 2014 revision 008
  • Latest Rapid Release version April 20, 2017 revision 006
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 18, 2014 revision 003
  • Latest Daily Certified version April 20, 2017 revision 021
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date December 17, 2014
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:
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Slick Savings\Coupons.dll
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Slick Savings\coupons_2.4.crx
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Slick Savings\coupons_2.9.xpi
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Slick Savings\Coupons64.dll
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Slick Savings\CouponsHelper.exe
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Slick Savings\Uninstall.exe
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Slick Savings\coupons.crx

The program then creates the following registry subkeys:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Slick Savings
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{34A0D84B-CDDC-4EC4-AFDD-4F1DDE1D14E5}
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{34A0D84B-CDDC-4EC4-AFDD-4F1DDE1D14E5}\Implemented Categories
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{34A0D84B-CDDC-4EC4-AFDD-4F1DDE1D14E5}\Implemented Categories\{59fb2056-d625-48d0-a944-1a85b5ab2640}
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{34A0D84B-CDDC-4EC4-AFDD-4F1DDE1D14E5}\InprocServer32
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\mhkaekfpcppmmioggniknbnbdbcigpkk
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{34A0D84B-CDDC-4EC4-AFDD-4F1DDE1D14E5}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{3A787631-66A2-4634-B928-A37E73B58FB6}

Next, the program modifies the following registry entries:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Slick Savings\"cnid" = "971163"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Slick Savings\"crx_path" = "%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Slick Savings\coupons_2.4.crx"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Slick Savings\"isn" = "13DAF7E1D59F4412804F9206D4B46483"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Slick Savings\"SS_Ver" = "1.3"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions\"{34A0D84B-CDDC-4EC4-AFDD-4F1DDE1D14E5}" = "51, 66, 7A, 6C, 4C, 1D, 3B, 1B, 5B, C1, BA, 24, E8, 9D, AD, 03, B6, DE, 10, 41, DF, 5D, 51, F9"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"Slick Savings" = "%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Slick Savings\CouponsHelper.exe"
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{34A0D84B-CDDC-4EC4-AFDD-4F1DDE1D14E5}\"(Default)" = "Slick Savings"
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{34A0D84B-CDDC-4EC4-AFDD-4F1DDE1D14E5}\Implemented Categories\"(Default)" = ""
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{34A0D84B-CDDC-4EC4-AFDD-4F1DDE1D14E5}\Implemented Categories\{59fb2056-d625-48d0-a944-1a85b5ab2640}\"(Default)" = ""
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{34A0D84B-CDDC-4EC4-AFDD-4F1DDE1D14E5}\InprocServer32\"(Default)" = "%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Slick Savings\Coupons.dll"
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{34A0D84B-CDDC-4EC4-AFDD-4F1DDE1D14E5}\InprocServer32\"ThreadingModel" = "Apartment"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\mhkaekfpcppmmioggniknbnbdbcigpkk\"Path" = "%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Slick Savings\coupons.crx"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\mhkaekfpcppmmioggniknbnbdbcigpkk\"version" = "2.4"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{CAE9BEC8-4723-4347-AFC6-25EE3326BA5B}\"AppName" = "CouponsHelper.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{CAE9BEC8-4723-4347-AFC6-25EE3326BA5B}\"AppPath" = "%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Slick Savings"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{CAE9BEC8-4723-4347-AFC6-25EE3326BA5B}\"Policy" = "03, 00, 00, 00"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{34A0D84B-CDDC-4EC4-AFDD-4F1DDE1D14E5}\"(Default)" = "Slick Savings"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{34A0D84B-CDDC-4EC4-AFDD-4F1DDE1D14E5}\"NoExplorer" = "01, 00, 00, 00"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{3A787631-66A2-4634-B928-A37E73B58FB6}\"DisplayIcon" = "%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Slick Savings\Coupons.dll,0"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{3A787631-66A2-4634-B928-A37E73B58FB6}\"DisplayName" = "Slick Savings"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{3A787631-66A2-4634-B928-A37E73B58FB6}\"DisplayVersion" = "1.3"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{3A787631-66A2-4634-B928-A37E73B58FB6}\"InstallDir" = "%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Slick Savings"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{3A787631-66A2-4634-B928-A37E73B58FB6}\"InstallLocation" = "%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Slick Savings"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{3A787631-66A2-4634-B928-A37E73B58FB6}\"NoModify" = "01, 00, 00, 00"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{3A787631-66A2-4634-B928-A37E73B58FB6}\"NoRepair" = "01, 00, 00, 00"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{3A787631-66A2-4634-B928-A37E73B58FB6}\"Publisher" = "Spigot, Inc."
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{3A787631-66A2-4634-B928-A37E73B58FB6}\"UninstallString" = "%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Slick Savings\uninstall.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{3A787631-66A2-4634-B928-A37E73B58FB6}\"URLInfoAbout" = "[http://]www.spigot.com"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{3A787631-66A2-4634-B928-A37E73B58FB6}\"VersionMajor" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{3A787631-66A2-4634-B928-A37E73B58FB6}\"VersionMinor" = "0"

The program may then display advertisements on the web browser while the user visits certain shopping websites.


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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.