Home Malware Programs Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) HDS-TOTAL


Posted: May 20, 2014

Threat Metric

Ranking: 10,959
Threat Level: 1/10
Infected PCs: 2,705
First Seen: May 20, 2014
Last Seen: October 2, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

HDS-TOTAL is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that may be advertised and spread to computers as an additional application via unsafe downloads of other free software. HDS-TOTAL may include adware and browser hijacker capabilities and have a variety of unclear goals. During the setup process of any freeware, PC users may likely be encouraged to install HDS-TOTAL on their computer systems. Upon installation on the computer system, HDS-TOTAL may modify the default browser and system settings. HDS-TOTAL may replace the custom start page and search engine or a new tab window with a suspicious website without the computer user's approval. HDS-TOTAL may also show unwanted pop-up advertisements and banners on the PC. HDS-TOTAL may unwillingly divert PC users to questionable websites. HDS-TOTAL may be developed with the aim to generate advertising income from raised Internet traffic and clicks on advertisements.

Technical Details

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}Software\ontargetyogaHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}ontargetyogaTooltab Uninstall Internet Explorer

Additional Information

The following directories were created:
The following URL's were detected: