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Ads by High Unite

Posted: January 25, 2016

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 2/10
Infected PCs: 400
First Seen: January 25, 2016
Last Seen: November 30, 2022
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Is your Web browser overrun with unwanted advertisements labeled 'Ads by High Unite?' This is an issue that isn't necessarily threatening, but as you have probably already noticed, these ads are quite annoying, and they may diminish your Web browsing experience significantly. The 'Ads by High Unite' aren't threatening, and there are no reports of unsafe content being spread with the help of these aggressive advertisements. However, the 'Ads by High Unite' are certainly unwelcomed, and users who notice these ads in their Web browser should take the necessary steps to remove the source of the ads immediately.

The appearance of the 'Ads by High Unite' isn't a coincidence, and there's a perfectly good explanation why these annoying ads are flooding your Web browser. The source of these ads can be tracked to a Web browser extension named High Unite that may have appeared on your computer by accident. The High Unite browser extension may be distributed with the help of unfair propagation techniques that trick users into accepting to install not just High Unite unknowingly, but other dubious software as well.

The 'Ads by High Unite' may include more than simple banners and overlaying images. This dubious Web browser extension also may include in-text ads, pop-ups, and sponsored search results. The content you see in the 'Ads by High Unite' may contain misleading information and offers, so we strongly advise you to stay away from the Web destinations, products, and services you see in the 'Ads by High Unite.' It may be possible to remove the High Unite browser extension manually. However, we advise users to perform this action with the assistance of a reputable anti-malware software product which is guaranteed to remove all of High Unite's components.

Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

The following files were created in the system:

%COMMONPROGRAMFILES(x86)%\ed003c42-b70c-4710-8a43-c480bf8ae2cb\updater.exe File name: updater.exe
Size: 631.83 KB (631836 bytes)
MD5: e9c3c594313d56b0acab9a83ead9c124
Detection count: 43
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %COMMONPROGRAMFILES(x86)%\ed003c42-b70c-4710-8a43-c480bf8ae2cb
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: January 27, 2016

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

CLSID{56F9D612-2817-4658-A445-560348A8950D}{6ea87b85-7264-46a3-9c28-baa80dc41761}HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions\{26E9CAC2-6F76-4BBE-872B-AD8C15E5C327}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\HighUniteHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}High Unite

Additional Information

The following directories were created:
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\ed003c42-b70c-4710-8a43-c480bf8ae2cb%COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\ed003c42-b70c-4710-8a43-c480bf8ae2cb%COMMONPROGRAMFILES(x86)%\ed003c42-b70c-4710-8a43-c480bf8ae2cb%PROGRAMFILES%\High Unite%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\High Unite%TEMP%\High Unite
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