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Ads by Vertech

Posted: July 14, 2016

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 2/10
Infected PCs: 77
First Seen: July 14, 2016
Last Seen: April 8, 2020
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Vertech is a suspicious adware extension that may enter when you install software bundles. You may not need this application because it may not optimize your surfing sessions or offer reliable features. Vertech has only one function, which is to transfer you towards sponsored sites. This activity pays off for the developers of the adware in the form of referral commissions. The main problem for the user is that nothing can confirm the legitimacy of the sponsored sites. The people behind Vertech may not invest sufficient efforts to check the platforms of their partners properly. As a consequence, you may end up on domains associated with harmful activities such as the spreading of threats or the gathering of information from the visitor. The shady extension relies on a few methods to redirect you to the affiliated platforms. It may modify the results that you encounter when you initiate a search. This issue may occur even when you use famous platforms like Google and Bing. Vertech also may substitute the default search provider with an unreliable alternative. In this case, the majority of the displayed results may be ads, which may not be designated adequately. Vertech also may attach new pop-ups and banners to the sites you visit. In some cases, the new commercial materials may occupy a significant part of the screen. This process may be especially annoying when you take in mind that the vouchers and coupons may appear against the will of the computer user. The mere loading of these new ads may seize part of the system's resources, which may result in freezes or crashes of the Web client. This ad-based extension is cross compatible, which means you may experience the same problems regardless if you launch Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer. The most efficient way to eliminate Vertech from your browsers is to use dedicated security software.

Technical Details

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

Regexp file mask%APPDATA%\setup_vertech.exeHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}Vertech

Additional Information

The following directories were created:
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Vertech%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Vertech%APPDATA%\Vertech%PROGRAMFILES%\Vertech%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Vertech