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Posted: September 20, 2011

Advantagesetup.exe is one of the malicious executable files associated with an adware program called Adware.Advantage. More succinctly, Advantagesetup.exe is an infected .exe file and a corrupt Windows process that has been reported to be a crucial piece of the AdVantage Setup adware program introduced to the Web by MeMedia.
Also, the Advantagesetup.exe file is known to be displayed as AdVantageSetup.exe on many compromised computer systems. This particular malicious executable file is an infected Windows file that is generated by MeMedia on targeted computer systems, and is almost always located in the temporary Windows folder, %temp%\is-jib63.tmp. Here, %Temp% and can be thought of as a variable that references the temporary folder on any Windows-based computer system, in short path form; by default, this location can also be understood as C:\Documents and Settings\[UserName]\Local Settings\Temp\(Windows NT/2000/XP).

Advantagesetup.exe and Its Corresponding Adware Program

According to SpywareRemove.com security analysts, the criminally corrupt adware program, Adware.Advantage, which has been directly associated with Advantagesetup.exe files, is also known to function under several other, alternate aliases: Adware Advantage, AdwareAdvantage, AdWare.Win32.Advantage [Ikarus], not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.WhenU.r [Kaspersky Lab], and MeMedia.Advantage.
SpywareRemove.com's team of security analysts has reported that the adware program linked to Advantagesetup.exe was created and designed to manipulate compromised computer systems' users, as well as to launch and enact all kinds of seditious functions, operations and processes on infected systems.
The Adware.Advantage software by MeMedia is known by affected computer systems' users as a frustrating and annoying adware program that is known to possess the ability to request and download various other files from off of the Internet. In other words, once this annoying computer threat has managed to infect a targeted computer system, Adware.Advantage is able to request, download and install these files onto the computer system. Thus, all systems that Adware.Advantage has successfully breached and infected with Adware.Advantage's nuisance of a malicious presence is able to propagate the files of Adware.Advantage's choosing onto compromised computer systems.
The danger in this particular behavior is that the files that Adware Advantage is most likely to request and download are probably not going to be helpful or useful computer programs. Instead, these files are most likely going to be additional malicious computer files and Windows processes that may attempt to spread and distribute other, additional and potentially, much worse computer security threats onto already breached computer systems.
Several reports have provided evidence attesting to the facts that this particular adware program is most often manually installed onto computer system and is an optional installation that is usually installed with older formats of the DAEMON Tools Lite CD emulation program. These reports have suggested that, when downloading and installing this DAEMON Tools Lite product, if you leave the 'DAEMON Tools sponsor add module' option unchecked, during installation, Adware.Advantage is automatically installed by the computer users, themselves.

More Details Outlining the Facts about and the Nature of Advantagesetup.exe

What's more, Adware.Advantage is additionally associated with a variety of other defined infected .exe files and malicious Windows processes and a few of these files are as follows: AdVantage.exe, limewiregoldfree.exe, aresmusicfree.exe, Desktop XP Screensaver Manager.scr, free moon screensaver.scr, desktopxpadd.exe, Launcher.exe, is-SNNAG.tmp and is-DBN89.tmp.
Just like Advantagesetup.exe, each of these other files have been directly linked to the Adware.Advantage software, and thus, Advantagesetup.exe is categorized as new Windows process that is created by Adware.Advantage on an infected computer system.

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Technical Details

File System Modifications

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The following files were created in the system:

%ProgramFiles%\kiwi alpha\partner\advantagesetup.exe File name: %ProgramFiles%\kiwi alpha\partner\advantagesetup.exe
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
%Temp%\is-q9ntc.tmp\advantagesetup.exe File name: %Temp%\is-q9ntc.tmp\advantagesetup.exe
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe