Submission Summary:

What's been foundSeverity Level
Creates a startup registry entry.
Registers a 32-bit in-process server DLL.
Contains characteristics of an identified security risk.


Technical Details:


Possible Security Risk

Security RiskDescription
Adware.WhenU_SaveNow SaveNow shows targeted pop-up advertisements and coupons based on user's Internet surfing habits. It is usually distributed with other third party software such as BearShare.

Threat CategoryDescription
A potentially unwanted adware program designed to deliver various advertisements to the users' systems


File System Modifications

#Filename(s)File SizeFile HashAlias
1 %ProgramFiles%\AdVantage\AdVantage.exe 884,176 bytes MD5: 0x7E857342986176D6864171E5643DB953
SHA-1: 0xED1570C83EE39FC61F87EF21BA9E3D7CCB007AF0
not-a-virus:AdTool.Win32.WhenU.t [Kaspersky Lab]
2 %ProgramFiles%\AdVantage\AdVantage.htm 140,849 bytes MD5: 0x4F431DA2840DCA976748D0C48630F982
SHA-1: 0x7EDAD9B2CC90CC58DC55D2EEA499699091FCA4D8
(not available)
3 %ProgramFiles%\AdVantage\AdVUninst.exe 454,096 bytes MD5: 0xB00E59202BF6F8FF8A8AFAB41926DF77
SHA-1: 0x6833E7F388BAAD5312B4A851F2495029D5F36F94
(not available)
4 %ProgramFiles%\AdVantage\ffext.mod 17,625 bytes MD5: 0x9F6818C62151C4F3634959D20E8C44A4
SHA-1: 0x23062BB72A27D283F2CE57EFD35C16EAC2575461
(not available)
5 %ProgramFiles%\AdVantage\TR.dll 517,856 bytes MD5: 0xC3D98DAC60F6F8A6AE60BAFA9E6745E6
SHA-1: 0xCA366F3D14E1B6DC9658EC5FE8A34899E59D6F4F
not-a-virus:AdTool.Win32.WhenU.r [Kaspersky Lab]
MeMedia [McAfee]
6 [file and pathname of the sample #1] 1,050,584 bytes MD5: 0xCAE0475C0D428C7C0E530EBC6C00FA22
SHA-1: 0xA345C8F173A611307199F155813E41B2F7B24C24
Adware.WhenU_SaveNow [PCTools]
not-a-virus:AdTool.Win32.WhenU.t, not-a-virus:AdTool.Win32.WhenU.r [Kaspersky Lab]


Memory Modifications

Process NameProcess FilenameMain Module Size
AdVantage.exe%ProgramFiles%\AdVantage\AdVantage.exe901,120 bytes
[filename of the sample #1][file and pathname of the sample #1]1,064,960 bytes


Registry Modifications


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