Threat Database Adware Ads By FocusBase

Ads By FocusBase

By GoldSparrow in Adware

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 11,395
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 1,756
First Seen: June 20, 2014
Last Seen: September 8, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Computer users have complained about numerous pop-up advertisements associated with 'Ads by FocusBase' been displayed by their Web browsers. These intrusive pop-up advertisements contain the message 'Ads by FocusBase', often in one of the lower corners of the advertisement in question. If you are been annoyed by 'Ads by FocusBase' unwanted advertisements, this may mean that a Potentially Unwanted Program has been placed on your computer automatically. PUPs associated with 'Ads by FocusBase' may be installed as Web browser add-ons or extensions. In most cases, PUPs linked to 'Ads by FocusBase' are bundled with low quality free software downloaded from unreliable locations on the Internet. 'Ads by FocusBase' should be treated as a symptom of a PUP infection and steps should be taken to remove the PUP infection from your computer.

Ads by FocusBase are Displayed Without You Asking for It

It is important to note that 'Ads by FocusBase' do not offer any useful or helpful service, despite being marketed differently. 'Ads by FocusBase' look attractive and well designed, but is designed to profit at your expense. The main objective of PUPs related to 'Ads by FocusBase' is to generate revenue from advertising by exposing you to irritating pop-up advertisements repeatedly. 'Ads by FocusBase' will not stop appearing until you remove their associated PUP and, in fact, over time the problems are expected to worsen since 'Ads by FocusBase' may be associated with other PUPs and unwanted content.

You can stop 'Ads by FocusBase' from appearing on your Web browser with the cooperation of a strong anti-malware program. You can prevent PUPs associated with 'Ads by FocusBase' from being installed in the first place by being very careful when installing any new software. In most cases, you may opt out of installing these types of PUPs by unchecking a dialog box or check box during the installation process. However, careless installation may result in the installation of PUPs linked to 'Ads by FocusBase' and a variety of other unwanted software on your computer. Custom installation is a way to be sure that what is being installed is what you want.

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File System Details

Ads By FocusBase may create the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detections
1. {2b929fe1-284b-4766-afb9-19b0915b99b0}Gw64.sys ba52be402299cfcc7c74bf2111b10ace 76
2. focusbase.BrowserAdapter.exe 5c2cdfbc74c285894e00e238bc8a01fc 13
3. focusbase.PurBrowse.exe be2d3e9ae93f7e0e7bf36ad73bd3dbaa 4
4. updater.exe c2bac118df1670f2118e26057979391c 3
5. focusbase.FirstRun.exe 719e12883bea1ade0fedd76e3be677b2 1
6. focusbase.PurBrowse.exe 28e9bad2a992e2655fa06b57114a851d 1
7. focusbase_Setup.exe aa46cc12872b94502c5f21f6247a1cf5 1

Registry Details

Ads By FocusBase may create the following registry entry or registry entries:
Regexp file mask
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions\{B02D4A40-53B7-4EBF-AFBA-E390A153D926}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{8fda85d4-b14a-49f5-9de6-f91c4ec5aaf4}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{59154b14-996c-4253-9901-a303ee2e613b}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{8fda85d4-b14a-49f5-9de6-f91c4ec5aaf4}
SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\eventlog\Application\Update focusbase
SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\eventlog\Application\Util focusbase
SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\Update focusbase
SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\Util focusbase
SYSTEM\ControlSet002\services\eventlog\Application\Util focusbase
SYSTEM\ControlSet002\services\Util focusbase
SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\eventlog\Application\Update focusbase
SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\eventlog\Application\Util focusbase
SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Update focusbase
SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Util focusbase


Ads By FocusBase may create the following directory or directories:



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