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Koala Personal Search

Posted: October 10, 2014

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 2/10
Infected PCs: 148
First Seen: October 10, 2014
Last Seen: January 5, 2022
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Koala Personal Search is an adware program that is susceptible to loading up several advertisements as pop-ups or banners attempting to offer random services for searching the internet. The loading of Koala Personal Search may take place from installing random freeware apps or bundled software. In such a case, Koala Personal Search may then run in the background while it displays several advertisements becoming a rather intrusive and may reduce performance of some web browsers. Stopping Koala Personal Search ads from loading may require use of a program designed to detect and remove adware from a Windows PC.

Technical Details

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}Software\AppDataLow\Software\Koala Personal SearchSoftware\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\windows_ie_ac_001\Software\Koala Personal Search

Additional Information

The following directories were created:
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\becbpceijmglngdofmnjmoikmfocdbmh%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\bfgfnlfiflojdiakflihdeonnoaapdhc%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\bfgfnlfiflojdiakflihdeonnoaapdhc%PROGRAMFILES%\Koala Personal Search%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Koala Personal Search