Home Malware Programs Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) Gifables


Posted: May 16, 2017

Threat Metric

Ranking: 5,551
Threat Level: 1/10
Infected PCs: 27,716
First Seen: May 16, 2017
Last Seen: October 16, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Gifables is a Web browser utility that, once installed, will provide users with neat buttons to access their favorite social media websites, as well as the ability to create animated GIFs from their favorite videos quickly. In addition to this, the Gifables utility also grants access to a GIF search feature, which allows users to search for GIFs or to browse animated GIFs arranged into various categories. Overall, some users might find Gifables to be a very valuable and useful extension, but they might change their opinion when they find out that to take advantage of Gifables' features, they'll have to grant the extension permission to modify their default new tab page. The new tab page which Gifables promotes hosts all the features mentioned above, and it is only able to provide search results from Yahoo.com. The search page is powered by MyWay.com, a popular search service provider that is closely related to the Mindspark Interactive Network, the software publisher behind Gifables.

The Gifables is available for all major Web browsers – Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Its installation happens exclusively through its official website or the official add-on repositories of the Web browsers mentioned above. Some Mindspark products, including Gifables, are classified as a Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs), and this means that they don't exhibit any unsafe traits, but some users might still want to remove them from their computers. If you think the same way, then you should consider the two ways to eliminate Gifables – either a manual uninstall or with the use of a suitable cyber security software product.

Technical Details

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

File name without pathhttp_gifables.dl.myway.com_0.localstoragehttp_gifables.dl.myway.com_0.localstorage-journalhttp_gifables.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstoragehttp_gifables.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage-journalHKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}Software\GifablesSoftware\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\gifables.dl.myway.comSoftware\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\gifables.dl.tb.ask.comHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}GifablesTooltab Uninstall Internet Explorer

Additional Information

The following directories were created: