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Gravity Space Ads

Posted: July 17, 2015

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 2/10
Infected PCs: 129
First Seen: July 16, 2015
Last Seen: August 23, 2022
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Gravity Space is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP), which is designed by SuperWeb LLC. Similarly to the other products of this notorious company, Gravity Space is not there to help its clients. The official page of the application claims that this software will improve the overall quality of the browsing sessions. Nevertheless, the exact "enhancements" are not mentioned. The PUP cannot be downloaded from its official site as it has only one purpose – to host the "End User License Agreement" and the "Privacy Policy". These sections explain the functionality of Gravity Space correctly, so people cannot formally complain from the features of Gravity Space. And as you can expect, if a program relies on such techniques, it inevitably causes some annoying modifications. The PUP attempts to redirect the user towards its partners. The promoted pages often try to sell some products to the visitor. However, as nothing guarantees that these platforms are safe, you should not trust them for your online purchases. Besides the e-commerce sites, the ads by Gravity Space may lead to some highly questionable domains. As a result, you may be encouraged to download unsafe content, or some pop-ups may claim your system is infected – which is the famous fake technical support scam. As Gravity Space will most likely not help you in any way, there is no reason whatsoever to keep it.

Technical Details

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}SOFTWARE\GravitySpaceSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\GravitySpaceSYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\Service Mgr GravitySpaceSYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\Update Mgr GravitySpaceSYSTEM\ControlSet002\services\Service Mgr GravitySpaceSYSTEM\ControlSet002\services\Update Mgr GravitySpaceSYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Service Mgr GravitySpaceSYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Update Mgr GravitySpaceHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}Gravity Space

Additional Information

The following directories were created:
%PROGRAMFILES%\Gravity Space%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Gravity Space