Adware:W32/WebRebates

Classification

Spyware

Adware

W32

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Summary

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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Technical Details

This is a family description for the Adware:W32/WebRebates adware family. There are multiple variants in this family.

This adware may be distributed bundled with other application. It may also be silently downloaded onto the system when an unsuspecting user browses a malicious website.

Installation

During installation, the adware creates the following files:

  • %Program Files%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\
  • %Temp%\jkill.exe
  • %Temp%\djebmm350.exe

It also creates the following registry entries to ensure its automatic execution every time the system starts:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run& EbatesMoeMoneyMaker0 = "%Program Files%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\EbatesMoeMoneyMaker0.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce djebmm350.exe = "%Temp%\djebmm350.exe"

Removal

This adware includes an uninstallation functionality and is listed as "Ebates Moe Money Maker" in the Add/Remove Applications menu in Control Panel.

Registry Modifications

Creates these keys:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MenuExt\Ebates
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\{6685509E-B47B-4f47-8E16-9A5F3A62F683}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\unebmm350

Date Created: 2009-03-30 05:25:04.0

Date Last Modified: 2009-03-30 09:30:47.0