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Posted: February 2, 2016

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 2/10
Infected PCs: 501
First Seen: February 2, 2016
Last Seen: February 5, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

If you notice Native Info in the Add-On Manager of your browser, it means that there is adware in the system. This application may not possess useful features and come automatically. According to the official page of this adware, Native Info should help you find information. More specifically, Native Info is expected to improve your online shopping and let you find good deals. Unfortunately, Native Info may not achieve this promise. The main function of Native Info is to generate additional Web traffic towards its partners. The creators of Native Inforeceive referral commissions for the service. Native Info may change various settings of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer to accomplish its task. Native Info may interfere with your searching experience by adding sponsored results on top of the results that match your criteria the most. Native Info also may replace the homepage and default new tab site. Native Info may redirect you to various e-commerce sites automatically. Native Info also may include multiple pop-ups, banners, interstitial ads and sponsored videos on almost every page you open. The presence of so many advertisements may distract you, especially when you take in mind that most of them may have vivid or blinking elements to catch your attention. Since some of the ads contain multimedia, you may experience functionality issues with your browser. It may freeze or crash once in a while. From a security point of view, the greatest risk of Native Info is that it may sometimes transfer you to unsafe pages. These pages may inform you that your Java or Adobe are outdated and offer you fake updates. Many users report that manual removal of Native Info is impossible. Native Info advertisements may appear again automatically the next time you go online. You should use an advanced security solution to delete Native Info permanently.

Technical Details

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

File name without pathnativeinfo-a.akamaihd[1].xmlHKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions\{2B1D98BF-53A2-4851-B6CD-10B31BAA9B96}Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\nativeinfo-a.akamaihd.netSOFTWARE\NativeInfoSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\NativeInfoSYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\Service Mgr NativeInfoSYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\Update Mgr NativeInfoSYSTEM\ControlSet002\services\Service Mgr NativeInfoSYSTEM\ControlSet002\services\Update Mgr NativeInfoSYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Service Mgr NativeInfoSYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Update Mgr NativeInfoHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}Native Info

Additional Information

The following directories were created:
%PROGRAMFILES%\Native Info%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Native Info%temp%\Native Info
The following URL's were detected: