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Posted: July 20, 2010

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 6/10
Infected PCs: 33
First Seen: July 24, 2009
Last Seen: September 30, 2021
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Adware.TSAdbot is an annoying adware program that bombards computer users with annoying popup advertisments based on the user's browsing habits. Adware.TSAdbot can also send valuable personal information to malicious third parties. Adware.TSAdbot embeds itself into the compromised system as a Browser Helper Object (BHO), making it difficult to remove manually. Adware.TSAdbot will eventually try and convince the oblivious PC user to purchase a dysfunctional anti-adware program to solve the problems it created. Do not fall for this trickery and have Adware.TSAdbot removed immediately.


Adware.TSAdBot [Symantec]Conducent/Timesink [Sunbelt]AdGateway Timesink [Sophos]Worm [Prevx1]Spyware/Conducent-Timesink [Panda]Win32/Adware.TimeSink [NOD32]Spyware:Win32/Conducent [Microsoft]potentially unwanted program Adware-TSADB [McAfee]Non-Virus:AdWare.Win32.TimeSink [K7AntiVirus]not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.TimeSink [Ikarus]Adware/TimeSink [Fortinet]W32/TimeSink.dropper [F-Secure]Spyware.TSAdBot [eSafe]Adware.TSAdvert [DrWeb]Application.Win32.Adware.TimeSink [Comodo]
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Technical Details

File System Modifications

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The following files were created in the system:

C:\Program Files (x86)\TimeSink\AdGateway\TSAdBot.exe\TSAdBot.exe File name: TSAdBot.exe
Size: 90.62 KB (90624 bytes)
MD5: 17d376f54898bb8ced22f9d58b78bac7
Detection count: 21
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\TimeSink\AdGateway\TSAdBot.exe\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: September 30, 2021