Threat Database Adware WindeskWinsearch


By GoldSparrow in Adware

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 12,220
Threat Level: 10 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 1,226
First Seen: May 19, 2015
Last Seen: July 31, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

The WindeskWinsearch software (also seen as Windesk Winsearch) may appear on your 'Programs and Features' list after the installation of freeware via the 'Express' or 'Typical' option. The WindeskWinsearch software is promoted as a desktop tool to allow users to search for folders, files and keywords on Bing, Yahoo, and Google. However, the WindeskWinsearch is classified by security analysts as adware because it lacks in functionality, and its primary objective is to monetize clicks by users on sponsored advertisements. The WindeskWinsearch adware serves as a private marketing platform for adware developers to earn affiliate revenue. The WindeskWinsearch adware may attach a browser plugin to your Internet client in order to display pop-up and pop-under windows, banners, and transparent layers loaded with links to products and services by third parties. Users should note that the WindeskWinsearch adware may direct them to potentially harmful domains and suggest them to install rogue applications like PC MightyMax and Clean Security. Applications like may WindeskWinsearch cause system problems and attempt to convince users of security breaches in order to ask for money for advanced protection. Security analysts add that the WindeskWinsearch adware is similar to Desktop Search and may use tracking cookies and record your search terms to help advertisers deliver targeted content. Therefore, users may want to use a trustworthy anti-spyware tool to remove all components of the WindeskWinsearch adware.

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Registry Details

WindeskWinsearch may create the following registry entry or registry entries:
File name without path
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\Windesk Winsearch_RASAPI32
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\Windesk Winsearch_RASMANCS
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\Windesk Winsearch.exe
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Windesk Winsearch
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\Windesk Winsearch.exe


WindeskWinsearch may create the following directory or directories:

%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\WindeskWinsearch
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Windesk_Winsearch


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