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ADW_YABECTOR.SM
Malware type: Adware
Destructive: No
Platform: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003
Encrypted: No
In the wild: Yes

This adware arrives as a component bundled with malware/grayware packages.


File size: 89,088 bytes
File type: EXE
Memory resident: No
Initial samples received date: 02 Sep 2011

Arrival Details

This adware arrives as a component bundled with malware/grayware packages.

Adware Routine

This adware connects to the following URL(s) to display ads on the affected system:

  • http://www.{BLOCKED}tores.de/s/?affid=2017

Minimum scan engine: 9.200
SSAPI Pattern File: 1.213.00
SSAPI Pattern Release Date: 02 Sep 2011

Step 1

Before doing any scans, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 users must disable System Restore to allow full scanning of their computers.

Step 2

Close all opened browser windows

Step 3

Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product to delete files detected as ADW_YABECTOR.SM. If the detected files have already been cleaned, deleted, or quarantined by your Trend Micro product, no further step is required. You may opt to simply delete the quarantined files. Please check this Knowledge Base page for more information.


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Analysis By: Cris Nowell Pantanilla