Home Malware Programs Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) GetitHD


Posted: April 20, 2015

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 2/10
Infected PCs: 143
First Seen: April 20, 2015
Last Seen: August 17, 2022
OS(es) Affected: Windows

GetitHD is an adware application that installs as a web browser extension that is available for Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer. Typically, adware apps such as GetitHD are distributed by bundling with other free programs. However, users are advised to remain attentive during the installation process. Once installed, the GetitHD browser add-on automatically starts running in the background and consumes a large portion of your CPU. Consequently, users may notice that their computer has become slower. In addition, ads by GetitHD may be annoying and redirect you to potentially harmful domains or ones that promote questionable content. Computer security experts do not advise users to click on ads by GetitHD, regardless of how appealing they are.

Technical Details

File System Modifications

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The following files were created in the system:

gih2.exe File name: gih2.exe
Size: 1.08 MB (1081720 bytes)
MD5: 7d0b633e5fc4845d3fc4f207de1a8631
Detection count: 9
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: August 17, 2022

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions\{829B0A44-ADFF-4618-BE4F-1B9311096C6C}

Additional Information

The following directories were created: