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Posted: December 10, 2009

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 16
First Seen: December 11, 2009
Last Seen: January 10, 2019
OS(es) Affected: Windows

ScreenshotSiteAdware is a fake anti-spyware program manufactured by the same group of anonymous badware scammers who created the rogue programs AntiTroy, RESpyWare, and REAnti. SiteAdware infects unsuspecting users' systems via Trojans, malicious websites and social engineering scams. SiteAdware creates several files with random names and places them in Windows system folders. The files are actually harmless but will be detected as dangerous when SiteAdware launches a fake system scan. Warning messages and frequent pop-ups will also be displayed, all informing the user of severe malware infections with a recommendation to purchase the "full version" of SiteAdware. Do not fall for this scam! SiteAdware is a malicious application that should be removed immediately.


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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:

setup[1].exe File name: setup[1].exe
Size: 1.73 MB (1737748 bytes)
MD5: 8afe427b5fa5a7b5ca8ab71b8f07d801
Detection count: 22
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
SiteAdware.exe File name: SiteAdware.exe
Size: 1.63 MB (1638912 bytes)
MD5: 9ca7e04c9a52b0178dffbb4ca330a59a
Detection count: 21
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

Directory%ProgramFiles%\SiteAdware Software\SiteAdware