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Virus:Adware/PureSafe.A
Date discovered:30/03/2014
Type:Adware
In the wild:Yes
Reported Infections:Low
Distribution Potential:Low
Damage Potential:Low
Static file:No
File size:~ 325.000 Bytes
VDF version:7.11.140.76 - Sunday, March 30, 2014
IVDF version:7.11.140.76 - Sunday, March 30, 2014

 General ADWARE/ - Adware

This class of detection flags software that display ads, usually in the internet browser by modifying displayed pages or opening aditional pages with ads. These adware programs are usually installed by the users themselves or come with other software that the users install themselves (usually in exchange for using the software for free or as a default install option).

Users might be unaware that this software was installed or of its behaviour. This detection is meant to flag the file and the behaviour as part of legitimate ad displaying software.

This detection can be disabled and is recommended if the user is aware of the software installed on his/her system and doesn't want this type of software to be detected.
Method of propagation:
   • No own spreading routine


Aliases:
   •  Kaspersky: Trojan.Win32.AntiFW.b
   •  Eset: Win32/InstalleRex.P application
   •  GData: Win32.Application.InstalleRex.E
   •  DrWeb: Trojan.WebPick.29


Platforms / OS:
   • Windows XP
   • Windows 2003
   • Windows Vista
   • Windows Server 2008
   • Windows 7


Side effects:
   • Drops files

 Files  It creates the following directories:
   • C:\Program Data\InstallMate
   • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\InstallMate

 File details Programming language:
The malware program was written in MS Visual C++.

Description inserted by Oscar Anduiza on Monday, March 31, 2014
Description updated by Oscar Anduiza on Monday, March 31, 2014

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