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PUA.UpToDown

PUA.UpToDown

Updated:
June 29, 2015
Name:
UpToDown
Publisher:
Media Ingea SL
Risk Impact:
Low
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior

PUA.UpToDown is a potentially unwanted application that installs a toolbar for Internet Explorer and other browsers.

Note: Virus definitions dated June 26, 2015 or earlier detect this threat as UpToDown.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 02, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version June 29, 2017 revision 020
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 24, 2012 revision 019
  • Latest Daily Certified version June 30, 2017 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 30, 2012
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
When a user downloads an application from the UpToDown website, the downloader may also install a toolbar for Internet Explorer, if the user does not deselect it.

For example, when downloading the Ares file-sharing application, the user will have to deselect the installation of the Funmoods toolbar.



When the user downloads an application, the following files, which are associated with the toolbar, may also be created:
  • %ProgramFiles%\[TOOLBAR FOLDER NAME]\[TOOLBAR FILE NAME].dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\[TOOLBAR FOLDER NAME]\[TOOLBAR FOLDER NAME]\[VERSION]\[TOOLBAR FILE NAME].dll
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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
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Removal Tool

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


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FOR BUSINESS USERS
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Identifying and submitting suspect files
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Removal Tool

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How to reduce the risk of infection
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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.