Home Malware Programs Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) GenesisOffers


Posted: May 7, 2014

Threat Metric

Ranking: 3,156
Threat Level: 2/10
Infected PCs: 21,573
First Seen: May 7, 2014
Last Seen: October 16, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

GenesisOffers is a potentially unwanted browser extension created by EXACT TARGET SOLUTIONS, S.L. The GenesisOffers plug-in may claim to help computer users find best deals, offers and discounts coupons available online. GenesisOffers is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) or adware. GenesisOffers may circulate and enter the computer as an extra application through bundled free software that PC users download from suspicious download websites. After installation, the browser add-on of GenesisOffers may track the PC user's Internet surfing habits by recording various software and hardware information, for example, the IP address, cookies, unique identifier number, Internet browser type, operating system and other similar information. GenesisOffers may generate numerous types of disturbing online advertisements such as text-link, banner ads, pop-up ads and other advertisements probably with the purpose to gain benefit from clicks on advertisements.

Technical Details

File System Modifications

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The following files were created in the system:

C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Temp\installer.exe File name: installer.exe
Size: 864.76 KB (864768 bytes)
MD5: 0387a41d3f4fb92126cf276e3d41c4b3
Detection count: 5
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Temp\installer.exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: August 17, 2022

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

Regexp file mask%TEMP%\genesisinstaller.exeHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}genesis

Additional Information

The following directories were created:
%LOCALAPPDATA%\genesis%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\genesis