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U88

It is an Adware. Adware, also known as advertising software, displays third-party advertising on the computer. The ads can take several forms, including pop-ups, pop-unders, banners, or links embedded within web pages or parts of the Windows interface. Some adware advertising might consists of text ads shown within the application itself or within side bars, search bars, and search results. Adware is often contextually or behaviorally based and tracks browsing habits in order to display ads that are meant to be relevant to the user.0

General information:

Malware Name:U88
Malware Type:Toolbar
Company Name:U88
Company URL:http://u88.cn/
Threat Level:Elevated Risk
Operating System:WIN XP
Installation Type:Installed through EXE
Operation:Time of After Installation.

Company Description:

U88 is a software module that is attached to the browser, usually Internet Explorer, and that works within the browser to provide additional functionality. It does not contain any spyware and adware. It stops annoying popup ads. It works as a search highlighter. It quickly scrolls through the sites of our choice. It provides instant access to the best news topics on the net. U88 toolbar is easy and free to use.

Spyware Description:

It is an Adware. Adware, also known as advertising software, displays third-party advertising on the computer. The ads can take several forms, including pop-ups, pop-unders, banners, or links embedded within web pages or parts of the Windows interface. Some adware advertising might consists of text ads shown within the application itself or within side bars, search bars, and search results. Adware is often contextually or behaviorally based and tracks browsing habits in order to display ads that are meant to be relevant to the user.0

Characteristics/Symptoms:

    -> It has a search function and provides search results for paid advertisers -> Track browsing habits -> Adds a third-party utility bar to the web browser -> Changes browser -> Shows Advertisements0

Additional information might be found here:

googleSearch at Google for U88
bingSearch at Bing for U88
yahooSearch at Yahoo for U88

Processes Running:

u88.exe

File information Created after Installation:

File LocationSize (Bytes)Type
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\2052\img\1.gif1033GIF Image
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\2052\unInstall.exe24576Application
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\2052\update.dat35DAT File

Folder information Created after Installation:

Folder Location
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\2052\img

Registry information Created after Installation:

Main Registry KeySub Registry KeyKey Value Name
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar{3FFD59AA-280D-4AB3-B420-0CFF2B332316}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\IE5DATU88
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\IE5DATsetupPath