Kozaka Description

ScreenshotKozaka is an adware that may display pop-up adverts, discounts, sponsored links and coupons via a pop-up box on shopping related and social networking websites that are visited by computer users. The pop-up adverts of Kozaka may be displayed as boxes, which include a variety of coupons that are available or as underlined keywords, which when clicked, may cover a screen of a PC with a pop-up advert that declares to be sent to the PC user by Kozaka. Kozaka may rapidly expand itself on the computer system. When installed on the PC, Kozaka may compromise the computer user's activities on the machine. Kozaka may embed an add-on, extension or plug-in in Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome when PC users install free software products that might had packaged into their installation Kozaka. When web users install any free software products, they may also install Kozaka. Whenever the PC user will visit shopping related or social networking websites, Kozaka may display a 'See Similar' button on the images of the product, which when clicked may display pop-up advertisements by Kozaka. Kozaka may also display advertising banners on the websites visited by computer users, and as they browse the Internet, Kozaka may display offers, discounts, coupons and deals available on various websites.

Aliases: Artemis!171DA209E2AF [McAfee], TROJ_GEN.F47V1110 [TrendMicro-HouseCall], W32.GafitoI.Trojan [Bkav], a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.G [ESET-NOD32], Trojan.Agent/Gen-Nullo[Short] [SUPERAntiSpyware], TR/Trash.Gen [AntiVir], TROJ_GEN.F47V1228 [TrendMicro-HouseCall], Bloodhound.MalPE [Symantec], Skodna.Generic.ARC [AVG], NS:PUF.SilenceInstaller!1.9DDF [Rising], Win32/BrowseFox.B [ESET-NOD32], VIRUS_UNKNOWN [Kingsoft], AdWare/Win32.WebCake.gen [Antiy-AVL], Yontoo (fs) [VIPRE] and Adware.Plugin.124 [DrWeb].

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Technical Information

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File System Details

Kozaka creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5 Detection Count
1 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Kozaka\updateKozaka.exe 65,304 ccf2b90467c87420bfb885f90b665582 2,833
2 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Kozaka\bin\utilKozaka.exe 66,328 8e204cfa278ca67bfbcb8beba1c4c146 2,258
3 chrome-extension_mciekghplkkgcmofonmkmlomhkamochd_0.localstorage-journal 66
4 chrome-extension_mciekghplkkgcmofonmkmlomhkamochd_0.localstorage 65
5 %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\databases\chrome-extension_mciekghplkkgcmofonmkmlomhkamochd_0 36
6 %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mciekghplkkgcmofonmkmlomhkamochd 35
7 %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\mciekghplkkgcmofonmkmlomhkamochd 34
8 %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\databases\chrome-extension_mciekghplkkgcmofonmkmlomhkamochd_0 33
9 %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mciekghplkkgcmofonmkmlomhkamochd 32
10 %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\mciekghplkkgcmofonmkmlomhkamochd 31
11 %PROGRAMFILES%\Kozaka 30
12 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Kozaka\Kozakauninstall.exe 240,081 40125ef9cf8ec1f30070b83d140415ef 9
13 %TEMP%\Kozaka\Kozaka_Setup.exe 855,424 22a9b162aa7be080ae86833ba7b5586f 4
14 %PROGRAMFILES%\Kozaka\Kozakabho.dll 249,624 ed6e31ba6f2c9d8f771b6f35545d83dc 2

Registry Details

Kozaka creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{a45e3fa8-5048-4372-94ad-c6661671f7fc}
SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\eventlog\Application\Update Kozaka
SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\Update Kozaka
SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\eventlog\Application\Update Kozaka
SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Update Kozaka
The following CLSID's were found:
HKEY..\..\{CLSID Path}

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