Virus Profile: Adware-Dealply

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Virus Profile information details
Risk Assessment: Home Low | Corporate Low
Date Discovered: 6/18/2014
Date Added: 6/18/2014
Origin: Unknown
Length: Varies
Type: PUP
Subtype: Adware
DAT Required: 7473
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Description

This software is not a virus or a Trojan. It is detected as a "potentially unwanted program" (PUP). PUPs are any piece of software that a reasonably security- or privacy-minded computer user may want to be informed of and, in some cases, remove. PUPs are often made by a legitimate corporate entity for some beneficial purpose, but they alter the security state of the computer on which they are installed, or the privacy posture of the user of the system, such that most users will want to be aware of them.

Aliases:
  • Avira        -    APPL/DealPly.Q.17
  • Nod32        -    a variant of Win32/DealPly.R

Indication of Infection

Presence of above mentioned activities.

Methods of Infection

PUPs are any piece of software that a reasonably security- or privacy-minded computer user may want to be informed of and, in some cases, remove. PUPs are often made by a legitimate corporate entity for some beneficial purpose, but they alter the security state of the computer on which they are installed, or the privacy posture of the user of the system, such that most users will want to be aware of them.
   

Virus Characteristics

"Adware-Dealply" is detection for PUP which is from PriceMeter ad-supported program that injects advertisements with its affiliate ad providers in order to serve a number of ad types including banner, inline text links and popups. It utilizes the InstallCore download manager. This is the same product as the DealPly from DealPly Technologies Ltd / IronSource.

(pme.exe) usually installed with PriceMeter software, pme.exe is one of the component of PriceMeter software.

pme.exe can be found in following path:
  • %AppData%\Local\PriceMeter\pme.exe
              or
  • %Application Data%\Local\PriceMeter\pme.exe
[Note: %Application Data% / %Appdata% is the current user's Application Data folder]

"Adware-Dealply” may arrive in the system from following ways
    1. Downloaded unknowingly when user visits malicious websites
    2. Dropped by other malwares
    3. Installed with some free packaged software’s or potentially unwanted program.
   
Use current engine and DAT files for detection and removal. Modifications made to the system Registry and/or INI files for the purposes of hooking system startup, will be successfully removed if cleaning with the recommended engine and DAT combination (or higher).
   

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