Home Malware Programs Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) GoHD


Posted: January 21, 2015

Threat Metric

Ranking: 4,616
Threat Level: 2/10
Infected PCs: 14,783
First Seen: January 21, 2015
Last Seen: October 14, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

GoHD is labeled as a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) that is often distributed using bundling marketing technique based on a pay-per-install model. PUPs such as GoHD often exhibit adware features. Once it has infiltrated your computer, an adware-related application such as GoHD undertake several changes to your system. The main purpose of GoHD is to collect users' information in order to produce more relevant advertisements. Ads by GoHD might drive you crazy as they pop-up repeatedly. The unwanted commercial ads by GoHD are created for users to click them and thus generate traffic to third party websites.

Technical Details

File System Modifications

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The following files were created in the system:

%PROGRAMFILES%\GoHD\0da8225a-a71d-40ac-af8b-ab4f6cdc63e9-2.exe File name: 0da8225a-a71d-40ac-af8b-ab4f6cdc63e9-2.exe
Size: 970.2 KB (970208 bytes)
MD5: 1c49ba9eae3a49350da9f98fcd8970ca
Detection count: 218
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: January 26, 2015
%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\HD_Quality-2.3V31.03\7fef245d-71f1-413c-9db5-e7c4c01397b6-1-7.exe File name: 7fef245d-71f1-413c-9db5-e7c4c01397b6-1-7.exe
Size: 1.06 MB (1069056 bytes)
MD5: fa311b73b0b5beaa20678df7d1aaca7b
Detection count: 7
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\HD_Quality-2.3V31.03
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: April 2, 2015

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}Software\AppDataLow\Software\GoHDSOFTWARE\GoHDSoftware\GoHD-nvSOFTWARE\GoHD-nv-edgeSoftware\GoHD-nv-ieSoftware\InstalledBrowserExtensions\InstallMoonSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MAIN\FeatureControl\FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION\GoHD-bg.exeSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\GoHDSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\GoHD-nvSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\GoHD-nv-edgeSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\GoHD-nv-ieSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MAIN\FeatureControl\FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION\GoHD-bg.exeHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}GoHD

Additional Information

The following directories were created: