Adware.Lookinglink

Adware.Lookinglink Description

Adware.Lookinglink is adware/a potentially unwanted browser plug-in that may declare to make a computer user's Internet surfing more efficient by showing discount coupons and permitting comparison shopping. Adware.Lookinglink may be installed on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox Web browsers without the PC user's consent using tricky tactics. Adware.Lookinglink may typically proliferate and access the computer system through packaged free programs. When installed, Adware.Lookinglink may create and show random pop-up ads and messages with the text 'Powered by Lookinglink', 'Lookinglink Deals' and 'Lookinglink Ads' and banners or ads related to the computer user's browsing routine because it may be able to trace the PC user's Internet surfing habits.

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Technical Information

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File System Details

Adware.Lookinglink creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5 Detection Count
1 lookinglinkBHO.dll 249,632 ef66254edfc3f2e434f402e68689c849 95
2 lookinglinkUninstall.exe 239,858 26ba7977ef38be7f3748d7b619e4bb21 25
3 {7f6d153f-9819-4c98-96fb-5c6aa213f0ea}.xpi 15

Registry Details

Adware.Lookinglink creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions, value: {02A8433A-1DA4-41BE-8F4A-D7E5B15AAB40}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{02a8433a-1da4-41be-8f4a-d7e5b15aab40}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{02a8433a-1da4-41be-8f4a-d7e5b15aab40}
Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{02A8433A-1DA4-41BE-8F4A-D7E5B15AAB40}
Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{02A8433A-1DA4-41BE-8F4A-D7E5B15AAB40}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\lookinglink
Software\lookinglink
SYSTEM\ControlSet002\services\eventlog\Application\Update lookinglink
SYSTEM\ControlSet002\services\Update lookinglink
Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{84DFB3CA-9212-4FBA-BF3A-A66C4A02A48F}
Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{84DFB3CA-9212-4FBA-BF3A-A66C4A02A48F}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\updatelookinglink_RASAPI32
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\updatelookinglink_RASAPI32
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\updatelookinglink_RASMANCS
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\updatelookinglink_RASMANCS
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{84dfb3ca-9212-4fba-bf3a-a66c4a02a48f}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{84dfb3ca-9212-4fba-bf3a-a66c4a02a48f}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}
lookinglink
The following CLSID's were found:
HKEY..\..\{CLSID Path}
{02a8433a-1da4-41be-8f4a-d7e5b15aab40}
{17513F18-4EB9-49B5-881C-465A2688C87F}
{6A4E1F74-0375-4CFF-9406-281C94F865C5}
{6C2C1CE8-1BE7-4974-9562-235EBA661640}
{EB317E41-9AA7-487A-8060-B81657E8D68A}

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