Trojan.Yontoo

Trojan.Yontoo Description


Trojan.Yontoo Screenshot 1Also known as Yontoo Adware, Trojan.Yontoo is an upgraded variant of that same PC threat, with additional functions of a malicious nature that are of particular concern for Mac OS X and Windows users. Armed with a new-found compatibility for Mac, Trojan.Yontoo continues the same attacks that Trojan.Yontoo used against Windows PCs in the previous year: by constantly monitoring your online activities and injecting advertisements into various websites without your permission. Trojan.Yontoo also has been caught using disingenuous methods of installing itself that are common for malware, such as claiming to be an update for a media player, and should be considered a malicious, albeit low-level PC threat. SpywareRemove.com malware researchers still encourage removing Trojan.Yontoo with the right anti-malware products, and, as a general precaution, don’t recommend that you have any extended contact with advertisements from Trojan.Yontoo’s various advertisement rings.

When a Web Page Isn’t the Only Thing You’re Seeing on Your Browser


Trojan.Yontoo has been in existence for a significant amount of time, but many PC security companies only identified Trojan.Yontoo as a Trojan-level PC threat since recent updates to Yontoo. Trojan.Yontoo’s latest version includes cross-platform compatibility with both Mac-based operating systems and Windows and allows Trojan.Yontoo’s basic advertising functions to affect all types of Web browsers on the infected PCs.
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This is particularly notable because Trojan.Yontoo’s recent Mac campaigns have distributed Trojan.Yontoo widely enough to make Trojan.Yontoo one of the most widespread adware-based Trojans on that OS.

SpywareRemove.com malware experts haven’t noticed any new changes in the Trojan.Yontoo’s major attacks, which are designed to display advertisements that are related to sites that you browse. Because the Trojan.Yontoo launches automatically and uses up your PC’s system resources to monitor your online web-browsing habits, you also may experience some minor system issues that stem from Trojan.Yontoo’s theft of your bandwidth, RAM and other resources. Trojan.Yontoo’s advertisements are derived from a wide range of different advertisement rings that pay for the victimized traffic that Trojan.Yontoo creates, and may, in some cases, contain malicious content.

Why the Search for the Latest Movie Gets You a Trojan.Yontoo Infection


Trojan.Yontoo’s infection vectors are treading the well-worn path of fake application installers for entertainment, such as movie players, music players, download managers and related codecs. SpywareRemove.com malware research team warns that, besides being installed from general freeware sites, Trojan.Yontoo also has been found to be distributed via websites that are designed specifically to look like media-downloading pages for popular entertainment products. Since these attacks require that you install the fake updates and applications intentionally, the best protection against a Trojan.Yontoo infection is always to install your software from reputable websites.

Because Trojan.Yontoo includes a range of components that are not easily uninstalled by the usual methods, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers also heartily encourage the usage of appropriate anti-malware products for removing Trojan.Yontoo. Some anti-malware programs may be able to detect Trojan.Yontoo based on its previous versions, but others may require updates to their threat databases before they can find and delete Trojan.Yontoo.

Trojan.Yontoo Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)


Is your PC infected with Trojan.Yontoo? To safely & quickly detect Trojan.Yontoo 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.
  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name
    1 %ProgramFiles%\Yontoo Layers Runtime\YontooIEClient.dll
    2 %Temp%\YontooFFClient.xpi
    3 %Temp%\YontooIEClient.dll
    4 %Temp%\YontooLayers.crx
    5 %Temp%\YontooLayers.pem
    6 %Temp%\YontooSetup-Silent.exe

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..\..\{Value}HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\YontooIEClient.DLL\"AppID" = "{CFDAFE39-20CE-451D-BD45-A37452F39CF0}"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\{CFDAFE39-20CE-451D-BD45-A37452F39CF0}\"Default" = "YontooIEClient"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Tarma Installer\Components\{9307081B-7444-494C-8CF6-2FA7C0E92BFB}\{889DF117-14D1-44EE-9F31-C5FB5D47F68B}"Default" = "1"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Tarma Installer\Components\{9D9785E5-3424-40B6-A287-BA143AD53109}\{889DF117-14D1-44EE-9F31-C5FB5D47F68B}"Default" = "1"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Tarma Installer\Components\{A8F0AD53-1AEE-447E-89CD-71C325796F84}\{889DF117-14D1-44EE-9F31-C5FB5D47F68B}"Default" = "1"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Tarma Installer\Components\{B6783DFA-B8C8-4CB6-AB9F-EF1A1F7F7AE8}\{889DF117-14D1-44EE-9F31-C5FB5D47F68B}"Default" = "1"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Tarma Installer\Components\{FC1DD4E4-688F-4E9B-BAE5-BFB6A956AE51}\{DE3B7BF9-0770-4104-BC0B-B1CCCCE2F053}"Default" = "1"HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\YontooIEClient.ApiHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\YontooIEClient.Api.1HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\YontooIEClient.LayersHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\YontooIEClient.Layers.1HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\niapdbllcanepiiimjjndipklodoedlc
  • The following CLSID's were detected:
    HKEY..\..\{CLSID Path} HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{10DE7085-6A1E-4D41-A7BF-9AF93E351401}HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{DF7770F7-832F-4BDF-B144-100EDDD0C3AE}HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{FD72061E-9FDE-484D-A58A-0BAB4151CAD8}HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{FE9271F2-6EFD-44b0-A826-84C829536E93}HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{10DE7085-6A1E-4D41-A7BF-9AF93E351401}HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{1AD27395-1659-4DFF-A319-2CFA243861A5}HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{D372567D-67C1-4B29-B3F0-159B52B3E967}\1.0HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{FD72061E-9FDE-484D-A58A-0BAB4151CAD8}HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{889DF117-14D1-44EE-9F31-C5FB5D47F68B}HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Tarma Installer\Products\{889DF117-14D1-44EE-9F31-C5FB5D47F68B}HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Tarma Installer\Products\{DE3B7BF9-0770-4104-BC0B-B1CCCCE2F053}
Posted: March 22, 2013 | By
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Threat Metric
Threat Level: 9/10
Detection Count: 159

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