Higher Aurum

Higher Aurum Description

Higher Aurum is an adware that may deliver pop-up advertisements and advertising banners on shopping related and social networking websites that are visited by web users. The pop-up advertisements of Higher Aurum may be illustrated as boxes, which incorporate various coupons that are available or as underlined keywords, which when clicked may illustrate a pop-up advert that claims to allegedly come to the Internet user by Higher Aurum. Higher Aurum may insert an unwanted browser extension, add-on or plug-in for Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome when computer users install other shareware and freeware applications, such as PDF creators, download-managers or video recording/streaming, that might had packaged into their installation Higher Aurum. When PC users install these shareware and freeware applications, they may also install Higher Aurum. While being installed, whenever the computer user will visit shopping related or social networking websites, Higher Aurum may display a 'See Similar' button on the images of the products, which when clicked may show pop-up adverts by Higher Aurum. Higher Aurum may also deliver advertising banners on the websites that web users are visiting, and as they surf the Internet, it may show offers, coupons and deals available on a variety of websites.

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Technical Information

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File System Details

Higher Aurum creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5 Detection Count
1 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Higher Aurum\updateHigherAurum.exe 65,312 6e763e43fe19cb7c75e74d02ff73192b 127
2 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Higher Aurum\bin\utilHigherAurum.exe 97,056 9ff2b4c2c54ad8cff8cfcdefc2d184c6 87
3 %ProgramFiles%\Higher Aurum 65
4 %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Higher Aurum 64
5 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Higher Aurum\HigherAurum.FirstRun.exe 1,088,800 bfa01701254364458df030bc3e8baaf2 20
6 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Higher Aurum\HigherAurumuninstall.exe 212,034 a7889b0d19a896158c85ace3cff6ad70 2

Registry Details

Higher Aurum creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}
Software\Higher Aurum
Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{908CFF42-5519-4914-87C4-40900CEAD346}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\updateHigherAurum_RASAPI32
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\updateHigherAurum_RASAPI32
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\updateHigherAurum_RASMANCS
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\updateHigherAurum_RASMANCS
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{908cff42-5519-4914-87c4-40900cead346}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{908cff42-5519-4914-87c4-40900cead346}
SYSTEM\ControlSet002\services\Update Higher Aurum
SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\eventlog\Application\Update Higher Aurum
SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Update Higher Aurum
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions, value: {908CFF42-5519-4914-87C4-40900CEAD346}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}
Higher Aurum
The following CLSID's were found:
HKEY..\..\{CLSID Path}
{908cff42-5519-4914-87c4-40900cead346}
{BCFAB354-64A6-400D-AD1C-8A0F473DFAD2}
{EA3D5285-85A5-4BCC-A696-D0A67FB47BB6}

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