RightSurf

RightSurf Description


RightSurf is adware that may display unwanted pop-up advertisements, coupons, offers and deals when PC users are shopping online or visiting various other websites. RightSurf may install itself on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome without a PC user’s authorization. RightSurf may be usually delivered bundled with free software that computer users download from the Web. When the computer user chooses to install a free app, it may encompass additional toolbars, browser extensions, add-ons or plug-ins added to the installation wizard.
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These additional free programs, in this case, RightSurf, may be marked as optional software, but if the computer user does not uncheck a box to add them, he may end up with unwanted system changes on the computer. RightSurf may keep track of the computer user’s surfing routine and send collected data to third-parties for targeted advertising purposes.

Aliases


a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.G [ESET-NOD32]Trojan/Win32.Zapchast [AhnLab-V3]TROJ_GEN.F47V0125 [TrendMicro-HouseCall]Artemis!5215978785A6 [McAfee]a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F [ESET-NOD32]Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud) [Kingsoft]AdWare/Win32.Agent [Antiy-AVL]Generic PUA PP [Sophos]Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK [Comodo]not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.ahbx [Kaspersky]

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RightSurf Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)


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Technical Details

Registry Modifications

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

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  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\RightSurf_RASAPI32SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\RightSurf_RASMANCSSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\updateRightSurf_RASAPI32SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\updateRightSurf_RASMANCSSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{88be1aa9-6740-461c-9e3e-f35eb8fa741c}Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{88BE1AA9-6740-461C-9E3E-F35EB8FA741C}Software\RightSurfSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Google\Chrome\Extensions\ajjpgnlpolfpnebjjaciccmmjnmjfjklSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\RightSurf_RASMANCSSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{88be1aa9-6740-461c-9e3e-f35eb8fa741c}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\RightSurfSYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\eventlog\Application\Update RightSurfSYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\Update RightSurfSYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\Util RightSurfSYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\Util RightSurfSYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\eventlog\Application\Update RightSurfSYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Update RightSurfSYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Util RightSurfHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}RightSurf
  • The following CLSID's were detected:
    HKEY..\..\{CLSID Path} {88be1aa9-6740-461c-9e3e-f35eb8fa741c}{A4F32137-598E-41B6-B601-9965084C8F08}{C64BA349-1F34-4BFC-8D23-A317279D0CB9}
Posted: December 17, 2013 | By
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Threat Metric
Threat Level: 2/10
Detection Count: 936,151

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