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Chedot Browser

Posted: September 18, 2015

Threat Metric

Ranking: 176
Threat Level: 1/10
Infected PCs: 289,544
First Seen: September 3, 2015
Last Seen: October 17, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Chedot is not a web client that can compete with the popular browsers Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. It is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP), which offers features it may not achieve just to convince the users to give permission for installation. The developers of Chedot, which has been built on the popular Chromium engine, benefit by attaching ads to the pages the clients visit. On the official site of this PUP, which is landing.chedot.com, you can see that it promises to increase the downloading speed eight times. It is simply impossible because the speed of your Internet connection depends mainly on your web provider. As you keep reading, you will see that Chedot claims it will guard you against malicious pages and harmful applications. Only a reliable anti-malware tool can shield you from threats, and this PUP is not one. Moreover, the creators of the questionable web client announce it will allow the clients to download music and videos for free. What it may do is offer you access to some torrent platform that may be overwhelmed with malicious tools. All in all, the promised features are not present, but may confuse some less experienced users. If you launch Chedot, you may notice some intrusive pop-ups, banners and in-text ads that may lead to affiliated pages. If you click on the commercial materials, the developers of the PUP will get referral commissions. There is no guarantee that the partner platforms are safe, so you should not follow the ads. If you are unable to delete Chedot manually, you should use credible security software.

Technical Details

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

File name without pathChedot.lnkHKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}Software\ChedotSOFTWARE\Classes\.htm\OpenWithProgIds\ChedotHTML.NSJA6BHDA3NCFCFMXW3QSCUYUQSOFTWARE\Classes\.html\OpenWithProgIds\ChedotHTML.NSJA6BHDA3NCFCFMXW3QSCUYUQSOFTWARE\Classes\.shtml\OpenWithProgids\ChedotHTML.NSJA6BHDA3NCFCFMXW3QSCUYUQSOFTWARE\Classes\.webp\OpenWithProgids\ChedotHTML.NSJA6BHDA3NCFCFMXW3QSCUYUQSOFTWARE\Classes\.xht\OpenWithProgIds\ChedotHTML.NSJA6BHDA3NCFCFMXW3QSCUYUQSOFTWARE\Classes\.xhtml\OpenWithProgIds\ChedotHTML.NSJA6BHDA3NCFCFMXW3QSCUYUQSOFTWARE\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\ShimInclusionList\chedot.exeSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\chedot.exeSoftware\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.htm\OpenWithProgids\ChedotHTML.NSJA6BHDA3NCFCFMXW3QSCUYUQSoftware\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.html\OpenWithProgids\ChedotHTML.NSJA6BHDA3NCFCFMXW3QSCUYUQSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\ChedotSOFTWARE\RegisteredApplications\Chedot.NSJA6BHDA3NCFCFMXW3QSCUYUQSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\ChedotSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\chedot.exeSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\ChedotSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\RegisteredApplications\Chedot.NSJA6BHDA3NCFCFMXW3QSCUYUQHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}Chedot

Additional Information

The following directories were created:
%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Chedot%LOCALAPPDATA%\Chedot%PROGRAMFILES%\Chedot%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Chedot%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Chedot