By GoldSparrow in Potentially Unwanted Programs

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 14,475
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 11,551
First Seen: May 13, 2014
Last Seen: September 14, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Aducky is a potentially unwanted program (PUP), which may emerge on operating systems such as Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. Aducky may be download inadvertently as an optional application packaged with other free tools, or intentionally, as beneficial software that can help PC users save time and money when carrying out an online shopping. Aducky may execute a variety of annoying actions on the computer system, such as unwillingly divert PC users to untrustworthy websites that may be promotional, generate and display disturbing pop-up advertisements and notifications with the text 'Ads by Aducky' or 'Brought to you by Aducky' and slow down any web browser installed on the PC. Aducky may trace the computer user's surfing activity and gather details such as visited websites and information that was entered on those web pages.

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File System Details

Aducky may create the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detections
1. WindowsUpdater.exe 90ef46c5e48b21087b6b4d07edfdf6e3 3,788
2. WindowsUpdater.exe a75cfc34e6513e5ca084d7a6a09f2af0 1,776
3. WindowsUpdater.exe cabd5bf30a009765d8e550bf90ad209e 1,536
4. WindowsUpdater.exe 5697da626175096815169a1d53829f53 763
5. WindowsUpdater.exe 441d708772b3a4d7b3453723bf3c6152 541
6. WindowsUpdater.exe cc53d321b3e71bb24a6e315e3185519c 497
7. WindowsUpdater.exe dbbcb53b1012307bcbdaec35ae2ec5bd 338
8. WindowsUpdater.exe 22c2066399424ada53128de9ccada49c 250
9. WindowsUpdater.exe bcc8ad7d5e1c750db7fbafb74ea03900 219
10. WindowsUpdater.exe 6eb02779c3a94f3d813d4d191a2e4ae3 188
11. WindowsUpdater.exe c25362c70a4c73cb06d0645cc97cf4b9 83
12. WindowsUpdater.exe f8376079d288bd2d735678d15b2e5787 64
13. WindowsUpdater.exe 378956abd09992706088cb66cb02391e 63
14. WindowsUpdater.exe 548e0e067696551009fb94a7bb00d7fc 28
15. WindowsUpdater.exe 8233b8e3f2e01530e2d2a5631533e2f1 22
16. WindowsUpdater.exe 3c57be74f76383faa472a4b6f137b91f 17
17. WindowsUpdater.exe 9e8698cc5c2e2ede321741c4268e1b93 3

Registry Details

Aducky may create the following registry entry or registry entries:


Aducky may create the following directory or directories:

%PROGRAMFILES%\MSR\System Update kb70007
%PROGRAMFILES%\MSR\backup\System Update kb70007
%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\MSR\System Update kb70007
%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\MSR\System Update kb77500
%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\MSR\System Update kb77600
%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\MSR\backup\System Update kb70007
%WINDIR%\Microsoft\AV.G Security
%WINDIR%\Microsoft\Sound Helper 1.0
%WINDIR%\Microsoft\System Update kb70007


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