Home Malware Programs Adware Adware.Applon


Posted: May 20, 2014

Threat Metric

Ranking: 10,958
Threat Level: 2/10
Infected PCs: 5,581
First Seen: May 20, 2014
Last Seen: October 14, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Adware.Applon is adware that may declare to provide PC users with a variety of online deals and offers while they are shopping online. Adware.Applon may circulate and enter a PC without a computer user's permission or as an optional tool packaged with free software. Once Adware.Applon is installed on the computer system, it may make system modifications and download its own components on all Web browsers installed on the PC. When the computer user opens and uses Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or other major Web browsers, Adware.Applon may start showing unwanted pop-up advertisements and underlined words. Adware.Applon may also result in irritating browser redirects to unsafe websites that were produced to possibly gain benefit from clicks on pop-up ads and banners and raised website traffic.

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:

C:\Program Files (x86)\PopcornTV\Applon_ie.dll File name: Applon_ie.dll
Size: 653.82 KB (653824 bytes)
MD5: df115effb3c29c00001c1d08ebd6ad55
Detection count: 4,876
File type: Dynamic link library
Mime Type: unknown/dll
Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\PopcornTV\Applon_ie.dll
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: August 17, 2022
plug.zip File name: plug.zip
Size: 507.49 KB (507498 bytes)
MD5: 61999a24bdd0a67785ce53de06f3e4fa
Detection count: 86
Mime Type: unknown/zip
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: May 20, 2014
Pluginstall.exe File name: Pluginstall.exe
Size: 2.79 MB (2796896 bytes)
MD5: bc05a1457c4af4948cbb4120b9e566cd
Detection count: 11
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: May 20, 2014

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

CLSID{1B4D240E-8BDE-4C8D-8B93-C74D2F8A8284}{46BD034B-079B-4090-8E21-E6D49B94B585}{B903B98B-98E7-496F-A64C-417322D9B69F}HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions\{1B4D240E-8BDE-4C8D-8B93-C74D2F8A8284}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{1B4D240E-8BDE-4C8D-8B93-C74D2F8A8284}Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{1B4D240E-8BDE-4C8D-8B93-C74D2F8A8284}Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{1B4D240E-8BDE-4C8D-8B93-C74D2F8A8284}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{1B4D240E-8BDE-4C8D-8B93-C74D2F8A8284}

Additional Information

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