Threat Database Malware Hot-tv Player

Hot-tv Player

By JubileeX in Malware

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 11,309
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 561
First Seen: March 19, 2012
Last Seen: August 5, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Hot-tv Player is a bogus media player that is marketed as delivering pornographic content directly to its customers' computers. However, all Hot-tv Player delivers are Trojans and other malware. Basically, Hot-tv Player takes advantage of the novelty of its concept in order to reach its victims through bogus websites set up specifically to promote this fake movie player. Trying to use Hot-tv Player quickly reveals that all of its supposed features are just for show. Hot-tv Player does not have any of the capabilities that its marketing boasts. Rather, Hot-tv Player will quickly leave a computer system severely infected with malware. Online pornography is always a tricky business when it comes to computer security. Because of the universal appeal of sexual content and the high volume of traffic that these websites tend to handle, they are a prime way for criminals to attack inexperienced computer users with malware. Because of this, taking the time to ensure that your erotic video provider practices ethical marketing and advertising are in your best interest.

Hot-tv Player is Designed to Deliver Malware Directly Into Your Computer System

Taking a look at Hot-tv Player's marketing material reveals that Hot-tv Player is advertised as having advanced search features and other highly-prized characteristics among erotic video enthusiasts. However, Hot-tv Player does not deliver pornographic videos; instead, Hot-tv Player installs a Trojan on the victim's computer system. Since Hot-tv Player is still a relatively new malware attacker, only being active since March of 2012, the full implications of Hot-tv Player's payload are still up in the air.

However, the most probably functions that any Trojan associated with Hot-tv Player will have include installing a backdoor into the victim's computer in order to allow criminals to take over the victim's computer remotely. Taking advantage of the backdoor access that a Hot-tv Player-related Trojan grants, criminals can install other malware or manipulate the infected computer in order to suit their particular agendas. However, you can be sure that they will not act in your best interest. The Hot-tv Player application also has been found to spam computer users with advertisements, refuse to close properly, run in the background against the computer user's will and connect to a remote server without the computer user's knowledge. Any of these should raise a red flag, and all three at once are definitely something to be worried about. At the present, Hot-tv Player is distributed through the websites and Stay away from these websites and protect your computer with a reliable anti-malware scanner.

File System Details

Hot-tv Player may create the following file(s):
# File Name Detections
1. %System%\%nvs2.inf wind[1 RANDOM CHARACTER] r% empmsksetup.log
2. %UserProfile%Cookiesadministrator@em.gad-network[1].Txt
3. [1].txt
4. %UserProfile%Cookiesadministrator @ dvdx [1]. Txt
5. %UserProfile%Cookiesadministrator@em.pc-on-internet [1].Txt

Registry Details

Hot-tv Player may create the following registry entry or registry entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwaremicrosoftmultimediaactivemovie HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwarelanconfig
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwarehot HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftwindowscurrentversionuninstall [RANDOM CHARACTERS]


Hot-tv Player may call the following URLs:


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