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Loot Find Ads

Posted: October 20, 2015

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 2/10
Infected PCs: 98
First Seen: October 19, 2015
Last Seen: September 18, 2021
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Loot Find is a questionable web add-on that has the sole intention of showing you commercial materials. The creator of this adware is a company named SuperWeb LLC. This software developer is well-known by cyber security experts, but its reputation is far from positive. SuperWeb LLC releases ad-oriented plugins like Treasure Track, Maximum Maker and Oasis Space regularly, all of which perform in an identical manner. Loot Find is not a bit more reliable than the other products of this questionable developer. Loot Find also may rely on the bundling method for its installations. A peculiar fact is that its official website, which is lootfind.net, doesn't contain a download button. The reason for the existence of the page is to host the End User License Agreement (EULA) and the Privacy Policy so that the clients of Loot Find cannot have any legal claims about its functionality. Loot Find may attach a series of pop-ups, pop-unders, banners and flashing animations everywhere on the opened websites. The adware also may encourage you to use a low-quality search site by putting it in the place of your default start page. You should trust neither the questionable search platform nor the endless commercial materials because their destination may not be a legitimate e-commerce webpage. Some of the ads may expose you to dangerous software or fraudulent sites. Unfortunately, ignoring the ads may not be enough to spare you all trouble because their mere presence may increase the loading time completely unnecessarily. Your browsers may start behaving in an unpleasant way, and some occasional freezes and crashes are entirely possible. In case you are unable to remove the adware from your PC on your own, which is quite likely, you should use credible anti-malware software.

Technical Details

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}SOFTWARE\LootFindSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\LootFindHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}Loot Find

Additional Information

The following directories were created:
%PROGRAMFILES%\Loot Find%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Loot Find%temp%\Loot Find