Threat Database Adware PriceSparrow


By Sumo3000 in Adware

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 6,703
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 7,962
First Seen: January 22, 2014
Last Seen: September 20, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

PriceSparrow is a Potentially Unwanted Program. PUPs like PriceSparrow may cause numerous problems on affected computers and compromise your privacy and the computer's security. It is important to understand that PriceSparrow and content associated with PriceSparrow are not designed to help computer users but to generate revenue at their expense. The process of generating revenue using PriceSparrow and similar PUPs may result in various problems on the affected computers that may render the affected Web browser nearly unusable. PriceSparrow also presents a significant risk to your privacy due to the fact that PriceSparrow may gather data about your browsing habits and Web browser settings. PriceSparrow and programs like PriceSparrow are threats that should be removed from affected computers immediately.

PriceSparrow – A not So Sweet Bird

It is important to understand the real purpose of software like PriceSparrow. PriceSparrow is not designed with your best interest in mind. Despite the fact that PriceSparrow is marketed as a way to find special deals and coupons online, PriceSparrow is actually a marketing tool that will fill your Web browser with advertisements and spy on your activities online. PriceSparrow will also try to force you to view content linked to PriceSparrow or visit certain websites related to PriceSparrow in some way. One of the most worrying aspects of PriceSparrow is that PriceSparrow may gather data about your computer and about what you view online. This data may be sold to a third party and may be used to deliver advertisements to the affected computer or, more worryingly, to collect privileged data.

Removing PriceSparrow from Your Web Browser

PriceSparrow should be uninstalled at once. Usually, PriceSparrow is installed as an extension for your Web browser and may affect some of the most used Web browsers on Windows (including Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox). This means that PriceSparrow can usually be uninstalled using the Control Panel and your Web browser's add-on manager. However, doing this may not remove all components associated with PriceSparrow, which should be removed with an updated anti-malware instrument.

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File System Details

PriceSparrow may create the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detections
1. swu.vbs 3e15a4b99db302ed258d8eb778801dab 1,724
2. swu.vbs fb61915b0fad5c915924cd08d7cf6487 507
3. swu.vbs ee29feee0be9bcbad1ba231bee5a191f 186
4. pricesparrow.dll.vir ad1e1998c1d98efc21286d10acea6d40 125
5. swu.vbs 017f0d80c1d2afe8354934c7ef9ad33e 79
6. swu.vbs 793f0f1c5e6fac24401c2be0d8b01d1d 3
7. swu.vbs 11ffe8e8c6377aae20e68189648be88b 2
8. pricesparrow-1.4.9.xpi 540b5a81738f5357db3591db3352f88c 0

Registry Details

PriceSparrow may create the following registry entry or registry entries:
File name without path
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{3F2DC1E7-A56F-49D8-B0CF-DB2300594497}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{3F2DC1E7-A56F-49D8-B0CF-DB2300594497}


PriceSparrow may create the following directory or directories:



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