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ThreatExpert's awareness of the file "pp.exe":

Across all ThreatExpert reports, the file "pp.exe" was mostly identified as a threat.
File "pp.exe" has the following statistics:
Total number of reports analysed611,932
Number of cases that involved the file "pp.exe"27
Number of incidents when this file was found to be a threat26
Statistical volume of cases when "pp.exe" was a threat96%
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The file "pp.exe" is known to be created under the following filenames:
%ProgramFiles%\antimalwaresuite\pp.exe
%ProgramFiles%\antispywareguard\pp.exe
%ProgramFiles%\av care\pp.exe
%ProgramFiles%\avcare\pp.exe
%ProgramFiles%\registrydoctor2008\pp.exe
%ProgramFiles%\spywareremover2009\pp.exe
%ProgramFiles%\virusremover2008\pp.exe
%ProgramFiles%\virusremover2009\pp.exe
%System%\pp.exe
%Temp%\pp.exe
Notes:
  • %ProgramFiles% is a variable that refers to the Program Files folder. A typical path is C:\Program Files.
  • %System% is a variable that refers to the System folder. By default, this is C:\Windows\System (Windows 95/98/Me), C:\Winnt\System32 (Windows NT/2000), or C:\Windows\System32 (Windows XP).
  • %Temp% is a variable that refers to the temporary folder in the short path form. By default, this is C:\Documents and Settings\[UserName]\Local Settings\Temp\ (Windows NT/2000/XP).

The file "pp.exe" has the following possible countries of origin:
OriginNumber of Incidents
Russian Federation8
China4
Ukraine2

The following threats are known to be associated with the file "pp.exe":
Threat AliasNumber of Incidents
AdwareRemover2007 [Symantec]17
Trojan.Fakeav [Ikarus]17
Win-Trojan/Fakeav.393216 [AhnLab]17
Trojan:Win32/FakeRemoc [Microsoft]10
Generic PUP.x [McAfee]8
New Malware.ix [McAfee]6
FraudTool.Win32.SpywareRem2009 [Ikarus]4
Generic FakeAlert.n [McAfee]4
Mal/Inet-Fam [Sophos]4
Trojan-Downloader.Win32.FraudLoad.fbs [Kaspersky Lab]4
AVCare [Symantec]3
Generic StartPage!bj [McAfee]3
Mal/FakeAle-KC [Sophos]3
Mal/Generic-A [Sophos]3
Trojan-Downloader.Win32.FraudLoad [Ikarus]3
Win-Trojan/Fraudload.229376 [AhnLab]3
Adware.Gen [Symantec]2
Fraudtool.Win32.VRM2009 [Ikarus]2
Generic PUP.x!d [McAfee]2
Generic PUP.z!e [McAfee]2
Trojan.Win32.StartPage.eih [Kaspersky Lab]2
Virus.Win32.AdWare [Ikarus]2
AdWare.AdSpy [Ikarus]1
Backdoor.Graybird [Symantec]1
BackDoor-AWQ.b [McAfee]1
Constructor.Binder!sd6 [PC Tools]1
Constructor.Win32.Binder [Ikarus]1
Constructor.Win32.Binder.az [Kaspersky Lab]1
Generic PUP.z [McAfee]1
Troj/FakeVir-KY [Sophos]1
Trojan Horse [Symantec]1
Trojan-Downloader.Win32.FraudLoad.cvm [Kaspersky Lab]1
Virus.Win32.Faker.J [Ikarus]1