Adware.Sherv

Adware.Sherv is a free pack of emotion icons for messengers that is bundled with other adware components and uses aggressive, deceptive advertising. Adware.Sherv is a free pack of emotion icons for messengers that is bundled with other adware components and uses aggressive, deceptive advertising.0

General information:

Malware Name:Adware.Sherv
Malware Type:Adware
Company Name:Sherv.NET
Company URL:http://www.sherv.net/
Threat Level:Elevated Risk
Operating System:WIN XP
Installation Type:Installed through EXE
Operation:Time of After Installation

Company Description:

Sherv.NET provides you the software Adware.Sherv as the name suggests, is easy to use. You simply press Control Spacebar on your keyboard while in an MSN Messenger conversation which will bring up a window with all your emoticons, and then click on the emoticons you wish to use and they will be automatically inserted into your message! This means you can use as many emoticons as you like without remembering a single shortcut.

Spyware Description:

Adware.Sherv is a free pack of emotion icons for messengers that is bundled with other adware components and uses aggressive, deceptive advertising. Adware.Sherv is a free pack of emotion icons for messengers that is bundled with other adware components and uses aggressive, deceptive advertising.0

Characteristics/Symptoms:

    -> It may be bundled with other adware components. -> It adds links to other free download sites and products. -> It show advertising within the application main window.

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Processes Running:

EZ.exe

File information Created after Installation:

File LocationSize (Bytes)Type
C:\Documents and Settings\priya\Desktop\Sherv.NET - Animated Emoticons, Winks, Display Pics, plus more!.url44Internet Shortcut
C:\Documents and Settings\priya\Favorites\Free Weather Toolbar and Smileys.url52Internet Shortcut
C:\Documents and Settings\priya\Favorites\Get 100,000 Smileys and Emoticons!.url53Internet Shortcut

Folder information Created after Installation:

Folder Location
C:\Program Files\EZ Emoticons

Registry information Created after Installation:

Main Registry KeySub Registry KeyKey Value Name
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\EZEMOSK0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\EZEMO[NULL]0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Sherv.NET\EZ Emoticons[NULL]0