Aducky Description

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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  • Use a removable media. Download SpyHunter on another clean computer, burn it to a USB flash drive, DVD/CD, or any preferred removable media, then install it on your infected computer and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
  • Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in "Safe Mode with Networking" and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
  • IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.

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Technical Information

Infection Statistics

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File System Details

Aducky creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5 Detection Count
1 %WINDIR%\Microsoft\Sound Helper 1.0\WindowsUpdater.exe 16,896 cc53d321b3e71bb24a6e315e3185519c 497
2 %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\jmgolmjobbjifgckognpajhihaajikha 56
3 %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\jmgolmjobbjifgckognpajhihaajikha 55
4 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\MSR\System Update kb70007 52
5 %PROGRAMFILES%\MSR\System Update kb70007 51
6 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\MSR\backup\System Update kb70007 16
7 %PROGRAMFILES%\MSR\backup\System Update kb70007 15
8 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\MSR\System Update kb77200 12
9 %PROGRAMFILES%\MSR\System Update kb77200 11
10 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\MSR\System Update kb77300 10
11 %PROGRAMFILES%\MSR\System Update kb77400 7
12 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\MSR\System Update kb77500 6
13 %PROGRAMFILES%\MSR\System Update kb77500 5
14 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\MSR\System Update kb77600 4
15 %PROGRAMFILES%\MSR\System Update kb77600 3
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Registry Details

Aducky creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{AAC12757-BDAF-4F9A-8DE8-513C3615590F}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{AAC12757-BDAF-4F9A-8DE8-513C3615590F}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Ext\CLSID, value: {AAC12757-BDAF-4F9A-8DE8-513C3615590F}
The following CLSID's were found:
HKEY..\..\{CLSID Path}

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