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PUA.IdentityProtector

PUA.IdentityProtector

Updated:
October 31, 2017
Infection Length:
Varies
Name:
Identity Protector
Version:
1.0.0.33239
Publisher:
IdentityProtector.co
Risk Impact:
Low
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior

PUA.IdentityProtector is a potentially unwanted application that gives misleading information about issues on the computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 25, 2017 revision 004
  • Latest Rapid Release version October 26, 2017 revision 008
  • Initial Daily Certified version October 25, 2017 revision 018
  • Latest Daily Certified version October 26, 2017 revision 018
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date November 01, 2017
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Once executed, the application creates the following folders:
  • %AppData%\IdentityProtector.co
  • %AppData%\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector
  • %AppData%\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\Backups
  • %AppData%\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\Result
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\admin\Local Settings\Temp\Identity Protector
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Identity Protector
  • %ProgramFiles%\Identity Protector
  • %ProgramFiles%\Identity Protector\x64
  • %ProgramFiles%\Identity Protector\x86

The application creates the following files:
  • %ProgramFiles%\Identity Protector\danish_iss.ini
  • %ProgramFiles%\Identity Protector\Dutch_iss.ini
  • %ProgramFiles%\Identity Protector\english_iss.ini
  • %ProgramFiles%\Identity Protector\Excel.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Identity Protector\finish_iss.ini
  • %ProgramFiles%\Identity Protector\French_iss.ini
  • %ProgramFiles%\Identity Protector\german_iss.ini
  • %ProgramFiles%\Identity Protector\HtmlRenderer.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Identity Protector\HtmlRenderer.WinForms.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Identity Protector\ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Identity Protector\IdentityProtector.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\Identity Protector\IdentityProtector.exe.config
  • %ProgramFiles%\Identity Protector\IEDecoder.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Identity Protector\Interop.IWshRuntimeLibrary.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Identity Protector\Interop.Redemption.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Identity Protector\IPSRCont.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Identity Protector\italian_iss.ini
  • %ProgramFiles%\Identity Protector\itextsharp.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Identity Protector\japanese_iss.ini
  • %ProgramFiles%\Identity Protector\langs.db
  • %ProgramFiles%\Identity Protector\Log.xsl
  • %ProgramFiles%\Identity Protector\Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Identity Protector\NAudio.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Identity Protector\Newtonsoft.Json.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Identity Protector\norwegian_iss.ini
  • %ProgramFiles%\Identity Protector\portuguese_iss.ini
  • %ProgramFiles%\Identity Protector\russian_iss.ini
  • %ProgramFiles%\Identity Protector\spanish_iss.ini
  • %ProgramFiles%\Identity Protector\swedish_iss.ini
  • %ProgramFiles%\Identity Protector\System.Data.SQLite.DLL
  • %ProgramFiles%\Identity Protector\TAFactory.IconPack.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Identity Protector\unins000.dat
  • %ProgramFiles%\Identity Protector\unins000.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\Identity Protector\unins000.msg
  • %ProgramFiles%\Identity Protector\UrlHistoryLibrary.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Identity Protector\x64\SQLite.Interop.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Identity Protector\x86\SQLite.Interop.dll

Next, the application creates the following registry entries:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"Identity Protector_Logon" = ""%ProgramFiles%\Identity Protector\IdentityProtector.exe" startupshow"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\39B262A6-2E6C-4AF9-BEF7-E43DD1035C2B_is1\"Inno Setup: Setup Version" = "5.5.5 (u)"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\39B262A6-2E6C-4AF9-BEF7-E43DD1035C2B_is1\"Inno Setup: App Path" = "%ProgramFiles%\Identity Protector"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\39B262A6-2E6C-4AF9-BEF7-E43DD1035C2B_is1\"InstallLocation" = "%ProgramFiles%\Identity Protector\"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\39B262A6-2E6C-4AF9-BEF7-E43DD1035C2B_is1\"Inno Setup: Icon Group" = "Identity Protector"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\39B262A6-2E6C-4AF9-BEF7-E43DD1035C2B_is1\"Inno Setup: User" = "admin"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\39B262A6-2E6C-4AF9-BEF7-E43DD1035C2B_is1\"Inno Setup: Language" = "en"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\39B262A6-2E6C-4AF9-BEF7-E43DD1035C2B_is1\"DisplayName" = "Identity Protector"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\39B262A6-2E6C-4AF9-BEF7-E43DD1035C2B_is1\"DisplayIcon" = "%ProgramFiles%\Identity Protector\IdentityProtector.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\39B262A6-2E6C-4AF9-BEF7-E43DD1035C2B_is1\"UninstallString" = ""%ProgramFiles%\Identity Protector\unins000.exe" /SILENT"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\39B262A6-2E6C-4AF9-BEF7-E43DD1035C2B_is1\"QuietUninstallString" = ""%ProgramFiles%\Identity Protector\unins000.exe" /SILENT"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\39B262A6-2E6C-4AF9-BEF7-E43DD1035C2B_is1\"DisplayVersion" = "1.0.0.33239"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\39B262A6-2E6C-4AF9-BEF7-E43DD1035C2B_is1\"Publisher" = "IdentityProtector.co"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\39B262A6-2E6C-4AF9-BEF7-E43DD1035C2B_is1\"URLInfoAbout" = "http://www.identityprotector.co/"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\39B262A6-2E6C-4AF9-BEF7-E43DD1035C2B_is1\"HelpLink" = "http://www.identityprotector.co/faq/"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\39B262A6-2E6C-4AF9-BEF7-E43DD1035C2B_is1\"NoModify" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\39B262A6-2E6C-4AF9-BEF7-E43DD1035C2B_is1\"NoRepair" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\39B262A6-2E6C-4AF9-BEF7-E43DD1035C2B_is1\"InstallDate" = "20170914"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\39B262A6-2E6C-4AF9-BEF7-E43DD1035C2B_is1\"MajorVersion" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\39B262A6-2E6C-4AF9-BEF7-E43DD1035C2B_is1\"MinorVersion" = "0"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"TELNO" = ""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"ISTELNO" = "0"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"issilent" = "0"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"affired" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"showwfo" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"wfoset" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"country" = ""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"pxl" = ""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"prereg" = "02
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"showtn" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"delay" = "0"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"cbkpoff" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"showunins" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"tflg" = "0"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"runcam" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"runsrc" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"runpixel" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"affiliateid" = ""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"utm_pubid" = ""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"TELNO_us" = "800-647-4326"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"TELNO_uk" = "0800-031-5332"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"TELNO_gb" = "0800-031-5332"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"TELNO_au" = "1800-832-113"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"TELNO_fr" = "(331)-73443263"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"TELNO_de" = "0800 1822 483"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"TELNO_at" = "+43 (0)720 902 309"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"TELNO_ch" = "+41 (0)44 508 70 37"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"TELNO_lu" = "0800 1822 483"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"TELNO_jp" = "+81-345-895-157"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"TELNO_ja" = "+81-345-895-157"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"TELNO_br" = "+55 21 2391 4319"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"TELNO_it" = "+39 069 4802886"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"TELNO_es" = "+34 951 203 537"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"TELNO_ar" = "+54 11 5236 0324"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"TELNO_fi" = "+358 (0)9 4270 4911"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"TELNO_pt" = "+351 70 750 2094"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"TELNO_no" = "+47 21 95 01 97"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"TELNO_dk" = "+45 78 73 09 26"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"TELNO_nl" = "+31-08-58882839"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"TELNO_se" = "+46-08124-10298"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"PurchaseURL" = "http://identityprotector.safecart.store/ip/price/"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"RenewURL" = "http://identityprotector.safecart.store/ip/renewal/"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"WebURL" = "http://www.identityprotector.co/"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"EmailURL" = ""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"supporturl" = "http://www.identityprotector.co/faq/"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"actflw" = "0"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"defaultshow" = "0"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"HideCloseNag" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"Installstring" = "%ProgramFiles%\Identity Protector"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"reg" = "0"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"expired" = "0"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"x-ccode" = "in"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"x-ip" = "14_141_39_182"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"x-datetime" = ""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"x-fetch" = "0"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"LangCode" = "en"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"x-base" = ""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IdentityProtector.co\Identity Protector\"InstallUrl" = "http://www.identityprotector.co/ip/afterinstall/?"

The application performs a scan and displays misleading information about personal data found on the computer.



The application then asks the user to pay in order to secure the personal data listed.



The application uses alarming messaging when the user attempts to uninstall it.

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.