Application.Agent.CZQ

Classification

PUA

Application

W32

Application.Agent.CZQ

Summary

Application.Agent.CZQ identifies a program that asks the user to purchase the "full version" of a discontinued video editing program.

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Technical Details

Windows Movie Maker (also known as Live Movie Maker) is a free video editing program produced by Microsoft. The program was discontinued in January 2017 and removed from download.

Following its discontinuation, fake or modified copies of the free program were found being used to collect money from unsuspecting users. This is a variation of the same marketing scheme used to promote rogues.

'Trial version' scam

Application.Agent.CZQ identifies a modified version of the Movie Maker program, which has been altered to appear to be a "trial version". Users who install this program are told that they need to pay for an upgrade to a 'full version' that would provide them with more features. The user is repeatedly prompted to make the purchase.

The altered Movie Maker program

Payment information for altered Movie Maker

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