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Kazaap

Kazaap

Updated:
December 04, 2006
Risk Impact:
Medium
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior

Kazaap is a security risk that may give exaggerated reports of threats on the computer. The program then prompts the user to purchase a registered version of the software in order to remove the reported threats.

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 December 01, 2006
  • Latest Daily Certified version November 18, 2009 revision 025
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date December 06, 2006
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Kazaap is a security risk that may give exaggerated reports of threats on the computer. The program then prompts the user to purchase a registered version of the software in order to remove the reported threats.

When Kazaap is executed it creates and populates the following registry keys:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Kazaap Adware & Spyware Remover
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\FoxIE
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Kazaap
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Kazaap

It then creates the following files:
%UserProfile%\Desktop\Kazaap.lnk
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Temp\~DF4350.tmp
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Kazaap\Kazaap.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Kazaap\Secure Update.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Kazaap\Uninstall Kazaap.lnk
%ProgramFiles%\Kazaap\DB\pests.dtx
%ProgramFiles%\Kazaap\Kazaap.exe
%ProgramFiles%\Kazaap\Resources\Updates\index.dat
%ProgramFiles%\Kazaap\uninst.exe
%ProgramFiles%\Kazaap\update.exe

It then may populate the following directories with files downloaded by the application updater:
%ProgramFiles%\Kazaap\Resources
%ProgramFiles%\Kazaap\Resources\Updates