AdStop Description

AdStop is a fictitious anti-malware application which simulates to be a legal computer security program. The computer trojan based application AdStop begins its activities as quickly as it is installed onto your computer system. Once active, AdStop claims to scan your computer and shows a number of pop-up alerts that declare about computer threats allegedly detected on your system. AdStop is produced to deceive user into thinking that their computer are corrupted with various malware and urge them to purchase its illegitimate version. If corrupted with AdStop, it will make changes to the system settings and modifies Windows registry to assure that it will be started when Windows boots up. Do not trust this scam and use a genuine anti-spyware tool to remove AdStop immediately upon detection.

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Technical Information

File System Details

AdStop creates the following file(s):
# File Name
1 c:\program files\ADSTOP\adstopux.exe
2 c:\program files\ADSTOP\libmysql.dll
3 c:\program files\ADSTOP\adstopeye.exe
4 c:\program files\ADSTOP\uninstall.exe
5 c:\documents and settings\{username}\Desktop\adstop_setup.exe
6 c:\program files\ADSTOP\adstopup.exe
7 c:\program files\ADSTOP\Res\adstopres000.cft
8 c:\program files\ADSTOP\Res\adstopres003.cft
9 c:\program files\ADSTOP\Res
10 c:\program files\ADSTOP\Res\adstopres007.cft
11 c:\program files\ADSTOP\Res\adstopres010.cft
12 c:\program files\ADSTOP\Res\adstopres013.cft
13 c:\program files\ADSTOP\Res\adstopres016.cft
14 c:\program files\ADSTOP\Res\adstopres019.cft
15 c:\program
16 c:\program files\ADSTOP\Res\adstopres024.cft
17 c:\program files\ADSTOP\Res\adstopres027.cft
18 c:\program files\ADSTOP\Res\adstopres030.cft
19 c:\program files\ADSTOP\Res\adstopres033.cft
20 c:\program files\ADSTOP\Res\adstopres036.cft
21 c:\program files\ADSTOP\Res\adstopres039.cft
22 c:\program files\ADSTOP\Res\adstopres042.cft
23 c:\program c:\program
24 c:\program files\ADSTOP\Res\adstopres002.cft
25 c:\program files\ADSTOP
26 c:\program files\ADSTOP\Res\adstopres006.cft
27 c:\program files\ADSTOP\Res\adstopres009.cft
28 c:\program files\ADSTOP\Res\adstopres012.cft
29 c:\program files\ADSTOP\Res\adstopres015.cft
30 c:\program files\ADSTOP\Res\adstopres018.cft
31 c:\program files\ADSTOP\Res\adstopres021.cft
32 files\ADSTOP\Res\adstopres023.cft
33 c:\program files\ADSTOP\Res\adstopres026.cft
34 c:\program files\ADSTOP\Res\adstopres029.cft
35 c:\program files\ADSTOP\Res\adstopres032.cft
36 c:\program files\ADSTOP\Res\adstopres035.cft
37 c:\program files\ADSTOP\Res\adstopres038.cft
38 c:\program files\ADSTOP\Res\adstopres041.cft
39 c:\program files\ADSTOP\adstopicon.ico
40 c:\program files\ADSTOP\Res\adstopres001.cft
41 c:\program files\ADSTOP\Res\adstopres004.cft
42 files\ADSTOP\Res\adstopres005.cft
43 c:\program files\ADSTOP\Res\adstopres008.cft
44 c:\program files\ADSTOP\Res\adstopres011.cft
45 c:\program files\ADSTOP\Res\adstopres014.cft
46 c:\program files\ADSTOP\Res\adstopres017.cft
47 c:\program files\ADSTOP\Res\adstopres020.cft
48 files\ADSTOP\Res\adstopres022.cft
49 c:\program files\ADSTOP\Res\adstopres025.cft
50 c:\program files\ADSTOP\Res\adstopres028.cft
51 c:\program files\ADSTOP\Res\adstopres031.cft
52 c:\program files\ADSTOP\Res\adstopres034.cft
53 c:\program files\ADSTOP\Res\adstopres037.cft
54 c:\program files\ADSTOP\Res\adstopres040.cft

Registry Details

AdStop creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\adstopup.exe

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