Description is a browser hijacker promoting the distribution of the rogue anti-spyware application known as Security Mechanic. Due to affiliated trojans infiltrating the computer via security exploits and modifying the browser settings, web-surfing activities are redirected to the domain. Once here, the computer is subject to a fake online scan that displays fictitious and sometimes grossly exaggerated infection results, all in order to intimidate the user into purchasing the fake spyware remover Security Mechanic.

Technical Information

File System Details creates the following file(s):
# File Name Detection Count
1 %UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\windll32.exe N/A
2 %UserProfile%\Application Data\shellex.dll N/A
3 %UserProfile%\Application Data\setup.exe N/A
4 %UserProfile%\Application Data\lsascs.exe N/A
5 %WINDOWS\System32\spyprotector.cpl N/A
6 %UserProfile%\Application Data\spyprotector N/A
7 %Documents and Settings%\[User]\Application Data\SpyProtector\SC_Config.ini N/A
8 %ProgramFiles%\Security Mechanic N/A
9 %Documents and Settings%\[User]\Application Data\SpyProtector\SC_Base_new.dat N/A

Registry Details creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
Registry key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Approved\{107a1d63-2eaa-4694-8aba-ec209c630d83}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\lsascs.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “Security Mechanic”