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Treasure Track Ads

Posted: September 4, 2015

Threat Metric

Ranking: 11,005
Threat Level: 2/10
Infected PCs: 6,019
First Seen: September 1, 2015
Last Seen: September 6, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Treasure Track is adware created to display various ads to its clients. It is promoted as a shopping enhancer, which means that the add-on doesn't offer any other functions. The developer of Treasure Track is a company named Super Web LLC. For some users, this name may be unfamiliar, but the cyber security specialists link Super Web LLC with multiple highly questionable applications like Any Angle, Back to Back and Global Gadget. Treasure Track annoys the majority of people for several reasons. First of all, the presence of this add-on is often unrequested as it travels bundled with freeware. If the users are not careful during the installation process and skip the details, they may agree to install Treasure Track unwillingly. Second, the adware creates too many banners, pop-ups, animations and cleverly positioned in-text ads. They appear on various pages, which may cause a distraction. In addition, these new commercial materials may lead to some performance issues with your web browser, no matter if it is Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer. The most common complaint is that Treasure Track slows down the operating speed, but it is also possible to experience freezes and even crashes once in a while. The third negative aspect of the adware concerns the partner sites. Some of them are known to be pretty suspicious: they may try to make the user share his phone number or email address. Others may even ask the person to load software that may cause some problems. The fourth adverse trait of Treasure Track is that it is often hard to remove manually. However, if you perform an in-depth scan with professional security software, you will delete the adware efficiently.

Technical Details

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

CLSID{00D02EC3-0B78-4444-BEF9-57815BD8B29C}{0B4D2984-AF3B-4E08-8654-23AB4B41B80E}{1ef422df-c387-4f0d-88d1-b75bdfd51013}{30c5da9e-621a-4acf-8ec2-edb77d72f800}{b02b78d8-abf1-4319-bacb-296a60a2690c}{D8369F48-B190-4547-BF52-A80E2B4A98D3}HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions\{1ef422df-c387-4f0d-88d1-b75bdfd51013}Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions\{C15F7751-35BA-4CF7-854C-68F36524F7D8}Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\treasuretrack-a.akamaihd.netSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{1ef422df-c387-4f0d-88d1-b75bdfd51013}Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{1ef422df-c387-4f0d-88d1-b75bdfd51013}Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{1ef422df-c387-4f0d-88d1-b75bdfd51013}SOFTWARE\TreasureTrackSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{1ef422df-c387-4f0d-88d1-b75bdfd51013}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\TreasureTrackSYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\Service Mgr TreasureTrackSYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\Update Mgr TreasureTrackSYSTEM\ControlSet002\services\Service Mgr TreasureTrackSYSTEM\ControlSet002\services\Update Mgr TreasureTrackSYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Service Mgr TreasureTrackSYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Update Mgr TreasureTrackHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}Treasure Track

Additional Information

The following directories were created:
%PROGRAMFILES%\Treasure Track%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Treasure Track%Temp%\Treasure Track