Avgold.D

Classification

Hoax

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Avgold.D, not-virus:Hoax.Win32.Avgold.d

Summary

When run, this program copies itself as HOOKDUMP.EXE file to Windows System folder and then creates a startup key for that file in the Registry:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"Intel system tool"="%WinSysDir%\hookdump.exe"
 

where %WinSysDir% represents Windows System folder name. Then the program extracts and HTML file called SCREEN.HTML and puts it on Windows Desktop. As a result the desktop will look like that:

Removal

Automatic action

Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either move the file to the quarantine where it cannot spread or cause harm, or remove it.

Suspect a file is incorrectly detected (a False Positive)?

A False Positive is when a file is incorrectly detected as harmful, usually because its code or behavior resembles known harmful programs. A False Positive will usually be fixed in a subsequent database update without any action needed on your part. If you wish, you may also:

  • Check for the latest database updates

    First check if your F-Secure security program is using the latest detection database updates, then try scanning the file again.

  • Submit a sample

    After checking, if you still believe the file is incorrectly detected, you can submit a sample of it for re-analysis.

    NOTE If the file was moved to quarantine, you need to collect the file from quarantine before you can submit it.

  • Exclude a file from further scanning

    If you are certain that the file is safe and want to continue using it, you can exclude it from further scanning by the F-Secure security product.

    Note You need administrative rights to change the settings.

Find out more

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User Guide

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Contact Support

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Submit a sample

Submit a file or URL for further analysis.

Technical Details

In addition the program creates an icon in System Tray and periodically displays a popup there:

All the claims that the program does using the webpage and a popup are false and are only aimed to make a user click on "Removal Instructions" link. The link points to the www.antivirus-gold.com website.