Home Malware Programs Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) Kele55


Posted: October 2, 2015

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 2/10
Infected PCs: 415
First Seen: September 10, 2015
Last Seen: May 22, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Kele55 is a Chinese chat client that can be downloaded from the social site kele55.com. This webpage serves as a dating platform. The company that created the Kele55 application is called Jinhua Changfeng Information Technology Co. This software developer claims that its product will allow the clients to chat with their friends and make new acquaintances. Although Kele55 seems to function as announced, the user's feedback is often highly negative. The chat platform may cause unpleasant and unapproved alterations in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer that may disrupt your surfing sessions. For this reason, the specialists mark Kele55 as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP). What bothers the users the most is that Kele55 may insert many additional advertising materials that may be seen on various pages. The newly generated pop-ups, banners and animations may prove to be highly annoying because they may cover a large part of your screen. It may be impossible for you to disable the commercial materials as long as the chat client is present. Just like other ad-oriented extensions, Kele55 adjusts them to the taste of the particular user by checking his surfing history and the list of performed searches. As a result, the displayed coupons, offers and discounts may be on products that you need at that very moment. You should be careful, though, because nothing can guarantee that the sponsored pages are legitimate. The presence of Kele55 on your PC may lead to functionality issues with the web clients as well. It will not be too surprising if the loading time increases due to the ads. Another unpleasant aspect of this PUP is that it may be hard to remove. For good results, you should use an updated security tool.

Technical Details

File System Modifications

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The following files were created in the system:

C:\Program Files\Kele55\KeLe2015Beta4.5Setup0821_1000.exe File name: KeLe2015Beta4.5Setup0821_1000.exe
Size: 16.55 MB (16558728 bytes)
MD5: f8852346886f1894802f648ab2988cf0
Detection count: 14
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: C:\Program Files\Kele55
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: August 17, 2022

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}SOFTWARE\Classes\kele55roomSOFTWARE\Classes\qixi55roomSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\kele55.exeSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\qixi55.exeSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\kele55.exeSOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\qixi55.exe

Additional Information

The following directories were created: