Home Malware Programs Adware Adware-OneStep.b


Posted: January 31, 2011

Adware-OneStep.b is the latest in adware, also known as advertising software. These type applications tend to display third-party advertising on the computer. The ads are capable of taking on several forms, including pop-ups, pop-unders, banners, or links embedded within web pages or parts of the Windows interface. Some adware advertising may consist of text ads shown within the application itself or within side bars, search bars, and search results. Adware is often contextually or behaviourally based and will track browsing habits of the system's user, in order to display ads that are meant to be relevant to the user.

One should bear in mind that every message generated by Adware-OneStep.b can be ignored as they are all completely falsified. Not only is Adware-OneStep.b completely useless as antispyware, but it is also rather malicious. Adware-OneStep.b will slow down a system's performance and tends to limit internet connection. Adware-OneStep.b displays many pop-up messages that make using a computer an impossible task. Adware-OneStep.b is also capable of hijacking web browsers and redirecting it a corrupt website.

File System Modifications

  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name
    1 %Windir%\Temp\nsw8.tmp
    2 %Windir%\Temp\nsxA.tmp
    3 %Windir%\Temp\ZIN5.tmp

Registry Modifications

  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders]HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\ServiceCurrent][HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\ServiceCurrent]