Adware.Media Watch

Adware.Media Watch Description

Media Watch Image 1Media Watch is adware that may show a variety of pop-up advertisements and messages on the PC and attempt to advertise various commercial websites. Media Watch may propagate and enter the computer packaged with a variety of free applications that the PC users download from suspicious download websites. Media Watch may be embedded into Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome Web browsers. Upon installation, Media Watch may show unwanted pop-ups advertisements and notifications with the text 'Ads by Media Watch' on the bottom right corner. 'Ads by Media Watch' may show up any time, no matter what website the computer user visits. The content of 'Ads by Media Watch' may involve ads of free downloads, commercial offers and other sale, all of them probably encompassing links to the associated websites. The main intention of Media Watch may be to raise traffic of affiliated websites and increase their page ranking in search results.

Technical Information

Screenshots & Other Imagery

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File System Details

Adware.Media Watch creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5 Detection Count
1 %PROGRAMFILES%\MediaWatchV1\MediaWatchV1home4985\ie\MediaWatchV1home4985.dll 87,040 c091a1385abb204a88181f1903e5e893 11
2 %PROGRAMFILES%\MediaWatchV1\MediaWatchV1home9894\ie\MediaWatchV1home9894.dll 87,040 eb294a5dee1091bf57e6f0b0516c5453 1
3 %PROGRAMFILES%\MediaWatchV1\MediaWatchV1home9523\ie\MediaWatchV1home9523.dll 191,846 2d406db332437e72299eeb9f019ee2d1 1
4 %PROGRAMFILES%\MediaWatchV1\MediaWatchV1home5814\ie\MediaWatchV1home5814.dll 87,040 2aea224658e21297f01332d058c902f3 1
5 MediaWatchV1home2384Installer.exe 649,722 6231fd0773e5cb161a5222a3f141417e 0
6 f49b74b64d4efb73a5774bc445c1fe59 649,752 f49b74b64d4efb73a5774bc445c1fe59 0

Registry Details

Adware.Media Watch creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
Directory
%PROGRAMFILES%\MediaWatchV1
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\MediaWatchV1
Registry key
SOFTWARE\MediaWatchV1
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions\{0bedd7af-6784-43e5-ac43-dd83f163db2c}
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions\{c271b5d3-72b3-44b0-9a01-c552b4f08792}
SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions\ext@MediaWatchV1home2384.net
SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions\ext@MediaWatchV1home2491.net
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\MediaWatchV1
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions\ext@MediaWatchV1home2384.net
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions\ext@MediaWatchV1home2491.net

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