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PUA.DownloadSponsor

PUA.DownloadSponsor

Updated:
June 26, 2015
Infection Length:
Varies
Name:
DownloadSponsor
Risk Impact:
Low
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior

PUA.DownloadSponsor is a potentially unwanted application that bundles third party applications with it and may install them without the user's consent.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version June 26, 2015
  • Latest Rapid Release version June 26, 2015
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 26, 2015
  • Latest Daily Certified version November 28, 2017 revision 022
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date July 01, 2015
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
When the program is installed, it creates the following files:
  • %Temp%\OCS_nxy.exe
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temp\OCS\Downloads\fc14996dfa99adfc7baae624196888c5\3356edf7a88e475d88eac25e50bcafe7\AddonsHelper.exe
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temp\OCS\Downloads\fc14996dfa99adfc7baae624196888c5\587219ac4310fcbf40cf45d399c32d1d\FireJump_Setup.exe
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temp\OCS\Downloads\fc14996dfa99adfc7baae624196888c5\accee398d56e30b768f190d8ff1eb83e\pcspeedup.exe
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temp\OCS\Downloads\fc14996dfa99adfc7baae624196888c5\b0ee509130a1f431fb6a3a7b0e25b9fe\pricesparrow-1.4.9-ds02-win.msi
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temp\OCS\Downloads\fc14996dfa99adfc7baae624196888c5\ce486cf393e28e832c9a2efba635b53b\SearchAnonymizerStarter.exe
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temp\OCS\Downloads\fc14996dfa99adfc7baae624196888c5\cfac979611cf2bce8df74dc90864e4fe\TeamSpeak3-Client-win64-3.0.16.exe
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temp\OCS\ocs_v71a.exe
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\09E7C563\1[1]
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\09E7C563\bg_white[1].png
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\0HAZ4TMZ\adnl.min[1].js
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\0HAZ4TMZ\bypass_delivery[1].htm
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\0HAZ4TMZ\pic[1].gif
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\C5YRWH63\ajax-loader[1].gif
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\C5YRWH63\symb_checked[1].png

The program creates the following registry entries:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\OCS\CID = 8b0502a2-30a1-4f4e-92ab-6239e998cdbe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\OCS\PID = chipde
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\OCS\lastPID = chipde
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\OCS\lastSID = bea25cfc-1080-4097-9cd1-45113b981e6d

The application may connect to one of the following locations:
  • http:// api.chip-secured-download.de/geoip/geoip.php?ip
  • http://api.chip-secured-download.de/dotnet/com
  • http://api.chip-secured-download.de/brandmachine/chipde
  • http://api.chip-secured-download.de/track/uac.php

The application uses these locations to obtain the following information:
  • User ID
  • IP address
  • Products to be installed

The application connects to the following location to download offers:
  • http://download-sponspor.de/byPassAd/bypass_delivery.php?pid=chipde

The applications offers the following applications during installation:
  • ChipBestDeal
  • Amazon
  • GoodGameEmpire
  • PCSpeedUp
  • Reimage Repair

The application installs the following applications without user consent:
  • PriceSparrow
  • AddonHelper
  • SearchAnonymizer
You may have arrived at this page either because you have been alerted by your Symantec product about this risk, or you are concerned that your computer has been affected by this risk.

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
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.