NetTock

NetTock Description


NetTock is adware, which may affect a PC and a Web browser. NetTock may commonly be distributed and invade the computer system through packaged free software that computer users can download from unidentified download websites on the Internet. Once installed on the PC, NetTock may display unwanted pop-up advertisements, sales, deals, discount coupons and offers or the ones linked to the computer user’s surfing habits.
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NetTock may gather the PC user’s surfing data and transfer and use it with the goal to possibly show targeted advertisements. NetTock may also result in constant redirects on the Web browser to suspicious websites that were created to most likely raise website traffic and make a profit from clicks on pop-up ads and messages. NetTock may compromise all the Web browsers installed on the PC and make modifications to the default browser settings.

NetTock Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)


Is your PC infected with NetTock? To safely & quickly detect NetTock we highly recommend you run the malware scanner listed below.



Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

Registry Modifications

Tutorial: To edit and delete registry entries manually, read the tutorial on how to remove malicious registry entries.

Tip & Warning: Editing and removing the wrong registry keys can severely damage your PC, so remember to backup your Windows Registry! To optimize your Windows Registry and speed up your PC, download RegHunter's registry cleaner.
  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}NetTockHKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions, value: {3cfaf932-a9cb-4e59-99a0-fe04e9df9328}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\updateNetTock_RASAPI32SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\updateNetTock_RASMANCSSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\utilNetTock_RASAPI32SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\utilNetTock_RASMANCSSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{3cfaf932-a9cb-4e59-99a0-fe04e9df9328}Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{3cfaf932-a9cb-4e59-99a0-fe04e9df9328}Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{3cfaf932-a9cb-4e59-99a0-fe04e9df9328}Software\NetTockSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\NetTock_RASAPI32SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\NetTock_RASMANCSSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\utilNetTock_RASMANCSSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{3cfaf932-a9cb-4e59-99a0-fe04e9df9328}SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\eventlog\Application\Update NetTockSYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\eventlog\Application\Util NetTockSYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\Update NetTockSYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\Util NetTockSYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\eventlog\Application\Update NetTock
  • The following CLSID's were detected:
    HKEY..\..\{CLSID Path} {3cfaf932-a9cb-4e59-99a0-fe04e9df9328}{BB54C027-0FB6-42DA-97F1-52CE16826ACB}{0909C19E-BD9D-44C1-AAC5-72884EAF0AD3}
Posted: February 19, 2014 | By
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Threat Metric
Threat Level: 2/10
Detection Count: 2,387

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