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PUA.Desk365

PUA.Desk365

Updated:
June 12, 2015
Infection Length:
Varies
Name:
Desk365
Version:
1.15.13.8438
Publisher:
337 Technology Limited
Risk Impact:
Low
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior

PUA.Desk365 is a potentially unwanted application that collects information without the user's knowledge and promotes other applications when being uninstalled.

Note: Definitions prior to June 12, 2015 may detect this threat as Desk365.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version January 30, 2015 revision 018
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 22, 2016 revision 024
  • Initial Daily Certified version January 30, 2015 revision 022
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 22, 2016 revision 025
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date February 04, 2015
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Desk 365 is a desktop manager application.

The application may be downloaded manually or may come bundled with third-party installers.

When the application is installed, it does not display an end-user license agreement (EULA).

Once executed, the application creates the following files:
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Abhinav\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\History\History.IE5\MSHist012015020320150204\container.dat
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Abhinav\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\StartMenu\Desk 365.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Abhinav\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\V2RQ74Q1.txt
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Abhinav\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\2.hivu.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Abhinav\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\Desk365.txt.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Abhinav\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo\Desk 365.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Abhinav\Desktop\~res-x64.txt
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Abhinav\Desktop\2.hivu
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Abhinav\Desktop\Desk365.txt
  • %AllUsersProfile%\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Desk 365\Desk 365.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Desk 365\eUninstall.lnk
  • %ProgramFiles%\Desk 365\desk_list.xml
  • %ProgramFiles%\Desk 365\desk_settings.ini
  • %ProgramFiles%\Desk 365\desk365.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\Desk 365\DeskExternal.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\Desk 365\deskSvc.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\Desk 365\ebase.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Desk 365\edeskcmn.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Desk 365\eDhelper.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\Desk 365\eDhelper64.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\Desk 365\edis.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Desk 365\edis64.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Desk 365\ElexDbg.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Desk 365\enotify.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Desk 365\eUninstall.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\Desk 365\libpng.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Desk 365\libpopdlg.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Desk 365\mbdet.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Desk 365\ouilibnl.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Desk 365\process_mgr.xml
  • %ProgramFiles%\Desk 365\promote.xml
  • %ProgramFiles%\Desk 365\recent.xml
  • %ProgramFiles%\Desk 365\segoeui.ttf
  • %ProgramFiles%\Desk 365\segoeuib.ttf
  • %ProgramFiles%\Desk 365\sqlite3.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Desk 365\svc.conf
  • %ProgramFiles%\Desk 365\TrayDownloader.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\Desk 365\uninstaller\eDesk.inst
  • %ProgramFiles%\Desk 365\uninstaller\gamelogin.inst
  • %ProgramFiles%\Desk 365\WinZipperdl.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\Desk 365\yacdl.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\Desk 365\zlib1.dll
  • %System%\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\counters.dat
  • %SystemDrive%\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Desk 365\Desk 365.lnk
  • %SystemDrive%\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Desk 365\eUninstall.lnk
  • %Windir%\SysWOW64\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\counters.dat

It also creates and populates the following folders:
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Abhinav\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\J84PBVEY
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Abhinav\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\JMCPJGJ1
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Abhinav\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\VEKXJ06L
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Abhinav\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\ZQV3CFWO
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Abhinav\AppData\Roaming\Desk 365
  • %ProgramFiles%\Desk 365\desk_bkg
  • %ProgramFiles%\Desk 365\image
  • %ProgramFiles%\Desk 365\language
  • %ProgramFiles%\Desk 365\layout
  • %ProgramFiles%\Desk 365\main
  • %ProgramFiles%\Desk 365\style
  • %ProgramFiles%\Desk 365\update

The application creates the following registry entries:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{4CC1DC9D-B9F0-42D1-807B-0C07C79C3A76}\"Path" = "\Desk 365 RunAsStdUser"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{4CC1DC9D-B9F0-42D1-807B-0C07C79C3A76}\"Hash" " = "[HEXADECIMAL VALUE]""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{4CC1DC9D-B9F0-42D1-807B-0C07C79C3A76}\"Triggers" " = "[HEXADECIMAL VALUE]""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{4CC1DC9D-B9F0-42D1-807B-0C07C79C3A76}\"DynamicInfo" " = "[HEXADECIMAL VALUE]""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Desk 365 RunAsStdUser\"Id" = "{4CC1DC9D-B9F0-42D1-807B-0C07C79C3A76}"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Desk 365 RunAsStdUser\"Index" = "3"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MAIN\FeatureControl\FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION\"gamelogin.exe" = "2328"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\hdcode\"MachineGuid" = "531364863_198339_508ACFF4"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\hdcode\"dsk" = "1.15.13"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\V9\Desk 365\General\"path" = "%ProgramFiles%\Desk 365"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\V9\Desk 365\General\"Language" = "409"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\eventlog\Application\desksvc\"EventMessageFile" " = "[HEXADECIMAL VALUE]""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\eventlog\Application\desksvc\"TypesSupported" = "7"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\eventlog\Application\desksvc\"EventMessageFile" " = "[HEXADECIMAL VALUE]""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\eventlog\Application\desksvc\"TypesSupported" = "7"
  • HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Classes\Local Settings\MuiCache\2E\52C64B7E\@C:\Windows\System32\"msxml3r.dll,-1" = "XML Document"
  • HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Classes\Local Settings\MuiCache\2E\52C64B7E\@C:\Windows\"regedit.exe,-309" = "Registration Entries"
  • HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Classes\Local Settings\MuiCache\2E\52C64B7E\@C:\Windows\System32\"hhctrl.ocx,-452" = "Compiled HTML Help file"
  • HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Classes\Local Settings\MuiCache\2E\52C64B7E\@C:\Windows\system32\"zipfldr.dll,-10195" = "Compressed (zipped) Folder"
  • HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Classes\Local Settings\MuiCache\2E\52C64B7E\@C:\Windows\System32\"ieframe.dll,-10046" = "Internet Shortcut"
  • HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Connections\"DefaultConnectionSettings" = "[HEXADECIMAL VALUE]"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1888540949-2634025639-1978879958-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32\CIDSizeMRU\"10" = "[HEXADECIMAL VALUE]"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1888540949-2634025639-1978879958-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32\LastVisitedPidlMRU\"7" = "[HEXADECIMAL VALUE]"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1888540949-2634025639-1978879958-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32\OpenSavePidlMRU\*\"11" = "[HEXADECIMAL VALUE]"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1888540949-2634025639-1978879958-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32\OpenSavePidlMRU\hiv\"0" = "[HEXADECIMAL VALUE]"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1888540949-2634025639-1978879958-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32\OpenSavePidlMRU\hiv\"MRUListEx" = "[HEXADECIMAL VALUE]"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1888540949-2634025639-1978879958-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RecentDocs\"13" = "[HEXADECIMAL VALUE]"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1888540949-2634025639-1978879958-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RecentDocs\"14" = "[HEXADECIMAL VALUE]"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1888540949-2634025639-1978879958-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RecentDocs\Folder\"4" = "[HEXADECIMAL VALUE]"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1888540949-2634025639-1978879958-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RecentDocs\.hiv\"0" = "[HEXADECIMAL VALUE]"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1888540949-2634025639-1978879958-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RecentDocs\.hiv\"MRUListEx" = "[HEXADECIMAL VALUE]"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1888540949-2634025639-1978879958-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartPage2\"FavoritesResolve" = "[HEXADECIMAL VALUE]"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1888540949-2634025639-1978879958-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartPage2\"Favorites" = "[HEXADECIMAL VALUE]"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1888540949-2634025639-1978879958-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartPage2\"FavoritesChanges" = "1"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1888540949-2634025639-1978879958-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartPage2\"FavoritesVersion" = "2"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1888540949-2634025639-1978879958-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\UserAssist\{CEBFF5CD-ACE2-4F4F-9178-9926F41749EA}\Count\P:\Hfref\Nouvani\Qrfxgbc\"Qrfx_365.rkr" = "[HEXADECIMAL VALUE]"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1888540949-2634025639-1978879958-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\UserAssist\{CEBFF5CD-ACE2-4F4F-9178-9926F41749EA}\Count\P:\Hfref\Nouvani\NccQngn\Ybpny\Grzc\Qrfx365\rVafgnyy\"rVafgnyy.rkr" = "[HEXADECIMAL VALUE]"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1888540949-2634025639-1978879958-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\Cache\Extensible Cache\MSHist012015013020150131\"CachePrefix" = ":2015013020150131: "
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1888540949-2634025639-1978879958-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\Cache\Extensible Cache\MSHist012015013020150131\"CachePath" = "%UserProfile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\History\History.IE5\MSHist012015013020150131"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1888540949-2634025639-1978879958-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\Cache\Extensible Cache\MSHist012015013020150131\"CacheOptions" = "B"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1888540949-2634025639-1978879958-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\Cache\Extensible Cache\MSHist012015013020150131\"CacheRepair" = "0"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1888540949-2634025639-1978879958-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\Cache\Extensible Cache\MSHist012015013020150131\"CacheLimit" = "2000"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1888540949-2634025639-1978879958-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"Desk 365" = ""%ProgramFiles%\Desk 365\desk365.exe" /autorun"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1888540949-2634025639-1978879958-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Compatibility Assistant\Persisted\C:\Users\Abhinav\Desktop\"Desk_365.exe" = "1"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\Software\Classes\Local Settings\MuiCache\2E\52C64B7E\@C:\Windows\System32\"msxml3r.dll,-1" = "XML Document"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\Software\Classes\Local Settings\MuiCache\2E\52C64B7E\@C:\Windows\"regedit.exe,-309" = "Registration Entries"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\Software\Classes\Local Settings\MuiCache\2E\52C64B7E\@C:\Windows\System32\"hhctrl.ocx,-452" = "Compiled HTML Help file"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\Software\Classes\Local Settings\MuiCache\2E\52C64B7E\@C:\Windows\system32\"zipfldr.dll,-10195" = "Compressed (zipped) Folder"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\Software\Classes\Local Settings\MuiCache\2E\52C64B7E\@C:\Windows\System32\"ieframe.dll,-10046" = "Internet Shortcut"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Connections\"DefaultConnectionSettings" = "[HEXADECIMAL VALUE]"

It also creates multiple entries under the following registry subkeys:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Desk 365
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\deskSvc
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\desksvc
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\desksvc
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1888540949-2634025639-1978879958-1000\Software\Classes\Local Settings\MuiCache\2E\52C64B7E\@C:
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1888540949-2634025639-1978879958-1000_Classes\Local Settings\MuiCache\2E\52C64B7E\@C:

The application then creates the following registry subkeys:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Plain\{4CC1DC9D-B9F0-42D1-807B-0C07C79C3A76}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{4CC1DC9D-B9F0-42D1-807B-0C07C79C3A76}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Desk 365 RunAsStdUser
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Desk 365
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\deskSvc
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\hdcode
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\V9
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\V9\Desk 365
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\V9\Desk 365\General
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\eventlog\Application\desksvc
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\desksvc
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\eventlog\Application\desksvc
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\desksvc
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1888540949-2634025639-1978879958-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32\OpenSavePidlMRU\hiv
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1888540949-2634025639-1978879958-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.hiv
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1888540949-2634025639-1978879958-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.hiv\OpenWithList
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1888540949-2634025639-1978879958-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RecentDocs\.hiv
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1888540949-2634025639-1978879958-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\Cache\Extensible Cache\MSHist012015013020150131

Next, the application deletes the following registry entries:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search\Gather\Windows\SystemIndex\Crawls\22\"CrawlType" = "2"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search\Gather\Windows\SystemIndex\Crawls\22\"InProgress" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search\Gather\Windows\SystemIndex\Crawls\22\"DoneAddingCrawlSeeds" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search\Gather\Windows\SystemIndex\Crawls\22\"IsCatalogLevel" = "0"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search\Gather\Windows\SystemIndex\Crawls\22\"LogStartAddId" = "2"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search\Gather\Windows\SystemIndex\Crawls\22\"SuccessfulTransactions" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search\Gather\Windows\SystemIndex\Crawls\22\"ErrorTransactions" = "0"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search\Gather\Windows\SystemIndex\Crawls\22\"WarningTransactions" = "0"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search\Gather\Windows\SystemIndex\Crawls\22\"ExcludedTransactions" = "0"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search\Gather\Windows\SystemIndex\Crawls\22\"RetryTransactions" = "0"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search\Gather\Windows\SystemIndex\Crawls\22\"KilobytesCrawled" = "0"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search\Gather\Windows\SystemIndex\Crawls\22\"Modified" = "0"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search\Gather\Windows\SystemIndex\Crawls\22\"UnvisitedItems" = "0"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search\Gather\Windows\SystemIndex\Crawls\22\"ForcedFullCrawl" = "0"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search\Gather\Windows\SystemIndex\Crawls\23\"CrawlType" = "2"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search\Gather\Windows\SystemIndex\Crawls\23\"InProgress" = "0"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search\Gather\Windows\SystemIndex\Crawls\23\"DoneAddingCrawlSeeds" = "0"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search\Gather\Windows\SystemIndex\Crawls\23\"IsCatalogLevel" = "0"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search\Gather\Windows\SystemIndex\Crawls\23\"LogStartAddId" = "FFFF"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1888540949-2634025639-1978879958-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartPage\NewShortcuts\C:\Users\Abhinav\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\IDA Pro Advanced\"IDA Pro Advanced (32-bit).lnk" = "1"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1888540949-2634025639-1978879958-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartPage\NewShortcuts\C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\IDA Pro Advanced\"IDA Pro Advanced (32-bit).lnk" = "1"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1888540949-2634025639-1978879958-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartPage\NewShortcuts\C:\Users\Abhinav\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\IDA Pro Advanced\"IDA Pro Advanced (64-bit).lnk" = "1"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1888540949-2634025639-1978879958-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartPage\NewShortcuts\C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\IDA Pro Advanced\"IDA Pro Advanced (64-bit).lnk" = "1"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1888540949-2634025639-1978879958-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartPage\NewShortcuts\C:\Users\Abhinav\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Python 2.5\"Module Docs.lnk" = "1"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1888540949-2634025639-1978879958-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartPage\NewShortcuts\C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Python 2.5\"Module Docs.lnk" = "1"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1888540949-2634025639-1978879958-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartPage\NewShortcuts\C:\Users\Abhinav\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Python 2.5\"Python (command line).lnk" = "1"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1888540949-2634025639-1978879958-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartPage\NewShortcuts\C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Python 2.5\"Python (command line).lnk" = "1"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1888540949-2634025639-1978879958-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartPage\NewShortcuts\C:\Users\Abhinav\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Python 2.5\"IDLE (Python GUI).lnk" = "1"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1888540949-2634025639-1978879958-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartPage\NewShortcuts\C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Python 2.5\"IDLE (Python GUI).lnk" = "1"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1888540949-2634025639-1978879958-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\Cache\Extensible Cache\MSHist012014121620141217\"CachePrefix" = ":2014121620141217: "
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1888540949-2634025639-1978879958-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\Cache\Extensible Cache\MSHist012014121620141217\"CachePath" = "%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\History\History.IE5\MSHist012014121620141217"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1888540949-2634025639-1978879958-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\Cache\Extensible Cache\MSHist012014121620141217\"CacheOptions" = "B"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1888540949-2634025639-1978879958-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\Cache\Extensible Cache\MSHist012014121620141217\"CacheRepair" = "0"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1888540949-2634025639-1978879958-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\Cache\Extensible Cache\MSHist012014121620141217\"CacheLimit" = "2000"



The application collects the following information from the computer without informing the user:
  • Device information
  • Log information, system activity, search queries, browser fingerprinting, etc.
  • Cookies for advertisements, etc.

During uninstallation, the application promotes other applications.
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If you are a Norton product user, we recommend you try the following resources to remove this risk.


Removal Tool

If you have an infected Windows system file, you may need to replace it using the Windows installation CD .


How to reduce the risk of infection
The following resources provide further information and best practices to help reduce the risk of infection.


FOR BUSINESS USERS
If you are a Symantec business product user, we recommend you try the following resources to remove this risk.


Identifying and submitting suspect files
Submitting suspicious files to Symantec allows us to ensure that our protection capabilities keep up with the ever-changing threat landscape. Submitted files are analyzed by Symantec Security Response and, where necessary, updated definitions are immediately distributed through LiveUpdate™ to all Symantec end points. This ensures that other computers nearby are protected from attack. The following resources may help in identifying suspicious files for submission to Symantec.


Removal Tool

If you have an infected Windows system file, you may need to replace it using the Windows installation CD .


How to reduce the risk of infection
The following resource provides further information and best practices to help reduce the risk of infection.
Protecting your business network



MANUAL REMOVAL
The following instructions pertain to all current Symantec antivirus products.


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.