Submission Summary:

What's been foundSeverity Level
Registers a 32-bit in-process server DLL.
Registers a Browser Helper Object (Microsoft's Internet Explorer plugin module).
Contains characteristics of an identified security risk.

 

Technical Details:

 

Possible Security Risk

Security RiskDescription
Adware.MegaSearch_Toolbar An adware based BHO toolbar which hijacks and captures the user's searches and search information.
Adware.SearchNugget_Toolbar SearchNugget Toolbar is an Internet Explorer Browser Helper Object which hijacks mistyped URL's. It is also known to hijack IE search page.

Threat CategoryDescription
A program that can be used to hijack certain aspects of users' web browser functionality (such as homepage, search page, and security settings)
A potentially unwanted adware program designed to deliver various advertisements to the users' systems

 

File System Modifications

#Filename(s)File SizeFile HashAlias
1 [file and pathname of the sample #1] 1,105,920 bytes MD5: 0x32D385775E822D3AA6A2573BB084B47F Adware.MegaSearch_Toolbar [PCTools]
not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.MegaSearch.b [Kaspersky Lab]
Adware-BHO.gen [McAfee]

 

Memory Modifications

Module NameModule FilenameAddress Space Details
[filename of the sample #1][file and pathname of the sample #1]Process name: [generic host process]
Process filename: [generic host process filename]
Address space: 0xB10000 - 0xC24000
[filename of the sample #1][file and pathname of the sample #1]Process name: IEXPLORE.EXE
Process filename: %ProgramFiles%\internet explorer\iexplore.exe
Address space: 0xF70000 - 0x1084000

 

Registry Modifications

 

Other details

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