Threat Database Adware GrooveDock


By ESGI Advisor in Adware

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 16,645
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 2,493
First Seen: January 31, 2014
Last Seen: July 22, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

ScreenshotGrooveDock is supposed to help users 'experience the wonders of the Internet' according to its official page, but you may want to know that it is classified as adware. Security experts note that the GrooveDock adware will not reveal wonders to the users; instead it will display numerous advertisements and aim to earn pay-per-click revenue for its creators. The GrooveDock adware may arrive on your computer bundled with a freeware installer and may appear as a browser adapter in your 'Programs and Features' panel. The GrooveDock adware may edit your Windows Registry to work in the background of your system and may be seen as the process 'groovedock.browseradapter64.exe'. Security experts reveal that the code of GrooveDock shares many similarities with the BrowseFox adware and may use tracking cookies, read your Internet history log and detect your approximate geographical location to generate tailor-suited ads. The ads powered by GrooveDock may appear as banners, floating ad-boxes, pop-up windows and in-text hyperlinks to suspicious online stores. You should remember that advertisements generated by adware such as GrooveDock, Coupons Free and AdvanceElite are suspicious and you may be directed to compromised websites that may host exploit kits like Flimkit and Sweet Orange. Computer users that are infected with the GrooveDock adware may experience slow computer performance and be suggested to install software like FriedCookie and LoadMoney. The GrooveDock adware may affect Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox, and you may require the help of a reliable anti-spyware application to remove it completely.

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File System Details

GrooveDock may create the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detections
1. GrooveDock.ico d66fea7d06c52ff6e2c569de18305f42 5
2. GrooveDockUninstall.exe 58b22130e0496d33cf335e276be1c140 0

Registry Details

GrooveDock may create the following registry entry or registry entries:
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions\{2859A0E0-FE33-407F-80C2-8BEF77BDB439}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{2859a0e0-fe33-407f-80c2-8bef77bdb439}
SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\eventlog\Application\Update GrooveDock
SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\Update GrooveDock
SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\eventlog\Application\Update GrooveDock
SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Update GrooveDock


GrooveDock may create the following directory or directories:



GrooveDock may call the following URLs:



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