This program delivers advertising content to the user. It is usually annoying but harmless, unless it is combined with spyware or trackware.
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Adware:W32/Boran is an adware program that acts as a Browser Helper Object (BHO). While active, the program displays Chinese-language advertising contents.
Boran software is usually distributed bundled with other Chinese adware/spyware program, such as& MMSAssist, Webwork or Vision Communicate "Cai Xin Fa Song" (Pinyin).
Once downloaded onto the system, Boran software must be executed manually. Upon execution, it drops executable and configuration files at:
It may also create one or more of the following files:
Some variants may drop multiple component files and configuration files using a different path name and file name, for example:
While active, the adware checks Internet availability by contacting:
It then downloads advertising contents from:
And downloads configuration files and the latest cabinet files (CAB) by using the following URL pattern:
This adware installs as a service by adding the following registry subkey:
The ImagePath's value C:\WINDOWS\System32\rundll32.exe [Path to the component DLL file],Service -sindicates that the adware will be started automatically as a background process when Windows is started.
It may also create one or more of the following registery subkeys:
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