Home Malware Programs Adware Adware.Agent.OBZ


Posted: May 30, 2014

Threat Metric

Ranking: 13,393
Threat Level: 2/10
Infected PCs: 2,180
First Seen: May 30, 2014
Last Seen: August 24, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Adware.Agent.OBZ is adware that may generate and show disturbing pop-up advertisements pertaining to the PC user's browsing habits on the computer system. Upon installation on the PC, Adware.Agent.OBZ may insert an unwanted browser add-on, plug-in or browser extension on the Web browser. If Adware.Agent.OBZ pop-up advertisements are shown on the computer once the PC user opens a new tab on the Web browser, it may mean that the computer system was corrupted by adware, in this case, Adware.Agent.OBZ or a PUP (potentially unwanted program). Adware.Agent.OBZ may display disturbing pop-up ads or ads related to the PC user's Internet surfing routine in a form of underlined words and text boxes no matter which Web browser is used. Adware.Agent.OBZ may be installed into Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and other Web browsers. Adware.Agent.OBZ may be installed as an optional tool when downloading freeware from unreliable download websites.

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:

%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Adsystem.exe File name: Adsystem.exe
Size: 8.19 KB (8192 bytes)
MD5: 09a8e312fb3fc96ab64e235c7a07e20e
Detection count: 9
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: April 8, 2017