Adware.Adpeak

Adware.Adpeak Description

Adware.Adpeak is a detection name that will typically identify a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) present on the infected computer. Some examples of PUPs that are detected as Adware.Adpeak by various security applications include Level Quality Watcher and Scorpion Saver. PUPs detected as Adware.Adpeak are commonly adware infections that are used to generate advertisement-related revenue by displaying constant pop-up advertisements on the affected computer and causing a wide variety of symptoms meant to expose computer users to marketing-related content. It is important to note that Adware.Adpeak is technically not threatening, despite the fact that Adware.Adpeak often is mistakenly referred to as a virus. However, this does not mean that Adware.Adpeak is entirely benign. PUPs like Adware.Adpeak may cause numerous problems on affected computer systems and be just as disruptive as many types of threats. Security researchers strongly advise computer users to remove Adware.Adpeak immediately with the help of a reliable security application.

The Main Goal of Adware.Adpeak is to Display Pop-Up Advertisements


The most common sources of an Adware.Adpeak infection are usually freeware or shareware programs downloaded from questionable software distribution websites. These are often bundled with PUPs as a way of profiting at the expense of computer users. In many cases, the computer users themselves may also download Adware.Adpeak, because they have been tricked into believing that Adware.Adpeak is a useful browser extension. The following are common problems that have been associated with Adware.Adpeak:
  • Adware.Adpeak may make unwanted changes to your Web browser settings, often making it more vulnerable to attack, changing its homepage and changing the affected Web browser's default search engine.
  • Adware.Adpeak may cause the appearance of pop-up advertisements and on affected Web browsers. Adware.Adpeak may also add in-text advertisements, banners and other marketing material to unrelated websites.
  • Adware.Adpeak may cause irritating, constant Web browser redirects to its associated websites. These may force computer users to visit certain potentially unsafe websites repeatedly.

Aliases: Adware.Adpeak (fs) [VIPRE], AdWare.Win32.Adpeak [Ikarus], Adware:Win32/Adpeak [Microsoft], PUP.Optional.Adpeak [Malwarebytes] and TROJ_GEN.F47V1112 [TrendMicro-HouseCall].

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Technical Information

Infection Statistics


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File System Details

Adware.Adpeak creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5 Detection Count
1 %WINDIR%\system32\SecureAssist.dll 295,080 df39fa86c02c6ddba5fc84742edef889 9,392
2 %WINDIR%\System32\drivers\netfilter.sys 41,112 ae19940d71cffd0681b4707a5de62cef 743
3 \??\C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\AdpeakWFP.sys 34,968 74ee0bdb869b5ad190f731b47ad1fb38 513
4 %WinDir%\SysWOW64\AdpeakProxyOff.ini 92
5 %WinDir%\SysWOW64\AdpeakProxy.dll 91
6 %WinDir%\System32\AdpeakProxyOff.ini 90
7 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\003\hmmwwoblzz64.exe 56
8 %PROGRAMFILES%\003\hmmwwoblzz64.exe 55
9 %PROGRAMFILES%\Adpeak Services\AdpeakProxy.exe 3,688,448 8cbe07b5aa098830acb1e1f555c7f92b 5,846
10 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\D20A6820-7C28-4015-945F-09F8551FCE45\etmajyzoqm64.exe 172,544 9257c21b763e6e2d939c93e379eca038 5,485
11 %WINDIR%\system32\AdpeakProxy.dll 338,944 85fb18c4b0665c24e6baa502837011a5 4,217
12 system32\drivers\netfilter64.sys 61,736 d468667575841a67b78f22cb7998df2f 3,017
13 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\004\rqpbhevlkc64.exe 22
14 %PROGRAMFILES%\004\rqpbhevlkc64.exe 21
15 \??\C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\AdpeakWFP64.sys 41,624 00c0723427686592f266a66c692e32af 18

Registry Details

Adware.Adpeak creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}
AppID\AdpeakProxy.exe
Software\Adpeak, Inc.
SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\vxlsnyaiet64
SYSTEM\ControlSet002\services\vxlsnyaiet64
SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\nuttkoqiez64
SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\rqpbhevlkc64
SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\vxlsnyaiet64
Wow6432Node\AppID\AdpeakProxy.exe

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