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Duplicate File Killer

It is an Adware Bundler. An Adware Bundler is a downloadable program that is typically 'freeware' because it is bundled with advertising software -- adware. The adware may function independently of the bundler program, but in some cases the bundler program will not function if the adware is removed, or will not install unless the adware is installed. Most Adware Bundlers install several adware applications from multiple adware vendors, each of which is governed by a separate End User License Agreement (EULA) and Privacy Policy. Some Adware Bundlers may not fully and properly disclose the presence of bundled advertising software during installation.0

General information:

Malware Name:Duplicate File Killer
Malware Type:Adware
Company Name:Ace Zip
Company URL:http://www.acezip.net/
Threat Level:Elevated risk
Operating System:WIN XP
Installation Type:Installed through EXE
Operation:Time of After Installation.

Company Description:

Ace Zip provides various software. One of its software is Duplicate File Killer. Duplicate File Killer scan all duplicate files and zero-sized files on the hard driver. It can also scan and distinguish from filename, extensions and date. We can get a detailed statistics about duplicate and zero-sized files and optional search results, then selecting file. It can run or open files directly from the list. Duplicate File Killer is free to download.

Spyware Description:

It is an Adware Bundler. An Adware Bundler is a downloadable program that is typically 'freeware' because it is bundled with advertising software -- adware. The adware may function independently of the bundler program, but in some cases the bundler program will not function if the adware is removed, or will not install unless the adware is installed. Most Adware Bundlers install several adware applications from multiple adware vendors, each of which is governed by a separate End User License Agreement (EULA) and Privacy Policy. Some Adware Bundlers may not fully and properly disclose the presence of bundled advertising software during installation.0

Characteristics/Symptoms:

    -> Displays third-party advertising on the computer -> Tracks browsing habits -> Degrade the performance and stability of the computer.0

Additional information might be found here:

googleSearch at Google for Duplicate File Killer
bingSearch at Bing for Duplicate File Killer
yahooSearch at Yahoo for Duplicate File Killer

Processes Running:

dupek.exe

File information Created after Installation:

File LocationSize (Bytes)Type
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Duplicate File Killer\Duplicate File Killer Help.lnk580Shortcut
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Duplicate File Killer\Uninstall Duplicate File Killer .lnk611Shortcut
C:\Documents and Settings\[USER]\Desktop\Duplicate File Killer .lnk580Shortcut

Folder information Created after Installation:

Folder Location

Registry information Created after Installation:

Main Registry KeySub Registry KeyKey Value Name
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Duplicate File Killer v1.8.5_is1URLInfoAbout
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Duplicate File Killer v1.8.5_is1URLUpdateInfo
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Duplicate File Killer v1.8.5_is1UninstallString