Home Malware Programs Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) FlashBeat


Posted: February 4, 2015

Threat Metric

Ranking: 5,729
Threat Level: 2/10
Infected PCs: 7,738
First Seen: February 4, 2015
Last Seen: October 17, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

FlashBeat is yet another Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) that claims to enhance your online experience. FlashBeat pretends to render graphics, text and other content in your web browsers, but these seemingly useful features are sands in your eyes. The real purpose behind applications such as FlashBeat is to generate user-orientated advertisements like coupons, offers, and discount pop-ups and thus gain on the back of users. FlashBeat may also install a browser extension or add-on that immediately starts collecting information about your browsing activities and later utilize the collected data for marketing purposes. FlashBeat is similar to other applications such as Clean Browser, Storm Alert, and MagnoPlayer.

Technical Details

File System Modifications

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The following files were created in the system:

C:\ProgramData\flashbeat\flashbeat.exe File name: C:\ProgramData\flashbeat\flashbeat.exe
MD5: d09cce71b4935f7de0c38e5dad3bc686
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:


Additional Information

The following directories were created: