Threat Database Adware Media Finder

Media Finder

By GoldSparrow in Adware

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 9,945
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 32,536
First Seen: March 20, 2012
Last Seen: March 8, 2024
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Media Finder, also known as Adware.Mediafinder and Gencrawler, is an adware application that installs itself on a victimized computer without a PC user's consent and knowledge. In order to be activated on the corrupted PC, Media Finder needs to be installed by the PC user. However, specific hoaxes of insecure websites will enable computer users load Media Finder by covering it with other media programs. Once installed on the targeted computer, Media Finder alters system settings on the workstation. Media Finder also loads extensions and add-ons on the compromised web browser. Media Finder will integrate a browser helper object (HBO) that it needs to monitor the web user's browsing habits. Collected Internet surfing information is gathered and used to provide relative advertisements. Media Finder also reroutes affected web browser to suspicious websites created by scammers that make money from click fraud.


5 security vendors flagged this file as malicious.

Anti-Virus Software Detection
Comodo Application.Win32.AdWare.MFinder.AS
BitDefender Gen:Variant.Application.MediaFinder.1
Avast Win32:TheMediaFinder-C [PUP]
NOD32 a variant of Win32/Adware.MediaFinder.C
Avast Win32:TheMediaFinder-B [PUP]

SpyHunter Detects & Remove Media Finder

File System Details

Media Finder may create the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detections
1. media finder.exe ac0a3a071f76c50c7174e4312fff2557 2,155
2. Media Finder.exe 7a38561333e3c9637074dcb9e60574ce 1,867
3. Media Finder.exe 66ac09eb1127727ae9522f32068fd0ae 1,560
4. Media Finder.exe 05c626e311428627c5ddf91a3345778f 1,535
5. gencrawler_gc.dll 10d8964fcb8221fa435c321aa017fbf5 489
6. IEPlugin64.dll 60891d9f4777ad695cf2899d1363776b 332
7. gencrawler_gc.dll f8f00710be513e99ababfa15b288b8bd 43
8. gencrawler_gc.dll 1a8303ae746f14da99be2e97857de61f 42
9. IEPlugin32.dll 40f116cac450ce7c945a023a888e4cf8 19
10. IEPlugin32.dll 8895b0ad9d388d7129b0715ca9d72775 4
11. ieplugin32.dll 4e5f8995bca2be928ac2e2d8490173d3 3
12. IEPlugin32.dll 5e8b85a9a5dc1dd7e65ad8ae158c7d97 2
13. IEPlugin32.dll dd002479349b4769f23746262d62c74c 2
14. gencrawler_gc.dll 10cc13e0e36ec9152e0d5d82d84891b9 2
15. gencrawler_gc.dll dc0cae63fcc1eece42902808f64c5846 2
16. IEPlugin32.dll 601ca2f71b5a890c1fa8393b37cafd69 1
17. IEPlugin32.dll 6fa8297781993ca9d17aa3086742c1f5 1
18. IEPlugin32.dll de24140a6c7db3981567a2bb707643b6 1
19. IEPlugin32.dll 23f1b83746fc274fd10bb9fc7b31cc12 1
20. IEPlugin32.dll 7bb68859d5fa67d14b77cffcc6f5a454 1
21. IEPlugin32.dll 0f22e2be879ca0bfa8bb4dd7b16e8a60 1
22. IEPlugin32.dll 83468a0b79010005a775c12f3bac47c1 1
23. GenCrawl.dll 0797f1b1ca8ccf6816a844b956414e0f 1
24. IEPlugin32.dll b4efc7025e31eba65dd9716217e0f00f 1
25. IEPlugin32.dll 31d87d29aa8441d41346879ea02d55e6 1
26. IEPlugin32.dll 750c496b70191724b33d19f22a48f9b8 1
27. IEPlugin32.dll 4eb6fca84d038b64a0b8b4ba644eaa9a 1
More files

Registry Details

Media Finder may create the following registry entry or registry entries:
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MenuExt\Download with &Media Finder
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{AD4DF010-E2FD-43CE-864A-6BD1EDC59AC2}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SharedDLLs\C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Media Finder\Extensions\IEPlugin64.dll
Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{AD4DF010-E2FD-43CE-864A-6BD1EDC59AC2}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SharedDLLs\C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Media Finder\Extensions\IEPlugin64.dll


Media Finder may create the following directory or directories:

%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Media Finder
%APPDATA%\Media Downloader
%APPDATA%\Media Finder
%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Media Finder
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Media Finder


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