Threat Database Adware Framed Display

Framed Display

By GoldSparrow in Adware

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 7,900
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 6,840
First Seen: September 22, 2014
Last Seen: September 3, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

PC security analysts have received reports of security software detecting Framed Display or presenting similar scan results. If your security software indicates the presence of Framed Display, this means that a PUP has been installed on your computer. A Potentially Unwanted Program, is usually an unwanted Web browser extension that is designed to profit at your expense. PUPs are rarely as threatening as viruses, Trojans, rootkits or other threats. Although not technically threatening or destructive, PUPs like Framed Display may display behaviors that are typical of threats and may also be distributed in the same ways. In many cases, the presence of Framed Display may be a symptom of another threat infection also present on your computer. PC security analysts strongly advise taking steps to remove Framed Display from affected computers completely. To remove Framed Display, a reliable security program that is fully updated should be used to scan the affected computer. However, removal of Framed Display may not be straightforward. In most cases, computer users will need to revert changed system settings manually or uninstall Framed Display using the Windows Control Panel.

Why PUPs Like Framed Display are Created

PUPs come in all types and varieties. PUPs may be used to supervise your activities, display advertisements on your computer (adware), or simply take up space and slow down your computer without producing any kind of useful service or beneficial result (bloatware). Regardless of their specific function, it is important to understand that Framed Display has no real benefits for your computer. Although PUPs like Framed Display may claim to offer some kind of useful service or help you access special online deals or shopping opportunities, the fact is that their main purpose is to profit at your expense, usually by displaying a large number of advertisements on your computer or by tracking your online activity.

How Framed Display Enters a Computer

There are many ways in which Framed Display may enter your computer. The most common way in which Framed Display is distributed is by bundling Framed Display with other software. When downloading or installing any software, it is important to use custom installation so you can ensure that no additional software is being installed. It is a common practice to include PUPs like Framed Display with freeware distributed online by third parties in order to generate revenue at your expense.

Symptoms of Framed Display and Similar PUPs

There are many symptoms associated with Framed Display. Problems that may be caused by Framed Display and similar PUPs may include:

  • Framed Display may change your computer's settings automatically. Some examples of changes include changing your Web browser's homepage, default search engine, and favorite websites to Web pages associated with Framed Display.
  • Framed Display also may make your computer more vulnerable to threats or other PUPs by lowering its security settings.
  • Framed Display may be associated with numerous unwanted advertisements. Affected Web browsers may display pop-up advertisements or add advertisements to websites viewed by the computer user on the affected PC.
  • Framed Display may cause performance problems on affected PCs. Some of these problems may include slowing down, freezing, crashing or behaving erratically.
  • Framed Display may interfere with other software installed on the affected computer. Since Framed Display is installed as a Web browser extension, Framed Display may prevent other, legitimate extensions from functioning properly. Framed Display may also interfere with security software on the affected PC.


9 security vendors flagged this file as malicious.

Anti-Virus Software Detection
AVG Generic.7F2
AhnLab-V3 Adware/Win32.SwiftBrowse
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Kranet
Sophos Generic PUA FM
McAfee-GW-Edition Artemis!PUP
DrWeb Trojan.BPlug.281
ClamAV Win.Adware.Agent-22685
Avast Win32:Adware-BYZ [PUP]
McAfee Artemis!BF66026AF3F4

SpyHunter Detects & Remove Framed Display

File System Details

Framed Display may create the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detections
1. updateFramedDisplay.exe dc7536791ea47f8f01b96554652a8547 550
2. FramedDisplay.BOASHelper.exe 197bd81ce37dd3bba17ce9a28e21f2d0 303
3. FramedDisplay.BrowserAdapter.exe 6e864dc729dde64270a71cc882fa0404 242
4. FramedDisplay.BrowserAdapter.exe 364b731bb0617e5f12732aef050db26e 228
5. utilFramedDisplay.exe daabde9fe7588d4547d1132ed277f882 187
6. utilFramedDisplay.exe 88997c6367f4109eecb7fea7db368ff6 170
7. FramedDisplay.BrowserAdapter64.exe b9f23a1d1ead8f759350d846142335ef 158
8. FramedDisplay.BrowserAdapter64.exe e85a442f7e6bd1e2efee4d7672a619d9 156
9. FramedDisplay.BOASPRT.exe 2347cb599720c0544747d62fa6404213 153
10. FramedDisplay.BrowserAdapter.exe d7f454b635c325df1ebe989da569ebd7 152
11. utilFramedDisplay.exe 852b75aafb457d239109fade4b5688ed 74
12. maintainer.exe 18d9e57756fa5957136ff8c904ded3f8 1
13. FramedDisplaySetup.exe 65e1e5e0348b21b0ba861cb8bd363dbf 0

Registry Details

Framed Display may create the following registry entry or registry entries:
Software\Framed Display
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions\{05b5ef3f-4c6a-426e-b77e-48ebb3e721f1}
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions\{7E9AE6AB-9E90-4F08-8F29-915A78D969BF}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{05b5ef3f-4c6a-426e-b77e-48ebb3e721f1}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Framed Display
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{05b5ef3f-4c6a-426e-b77e-48ebb3e721f1}
SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\eventlog\Application\Util Framed Display
SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\Update Framed Display
SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\Util Framed Display
SYSTEM\ControlSet002\services\eventlog\Application\Update Framed Display
SYSTEM\ControlSet002\services\eventlog\Application\Util Framed Display
SYSTEM\ControlSet002\services\Util Framed Display
SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\eventlog\Application\Update Framed Display
SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\eventlog\Application\Util Framed Display
SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Update Framed Display
SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Util Framed Display


Framed Display may create the following directory or directories:

%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\ecbaef90-5696-41e1-a1c3-3e8112ce2840
%PROGRAMFILES%\Framed Display
%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Framed Display
%TEMP%\Framed Display


Framed Display may call the following URLs:


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