Alien Shooter

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:Alien Shooter
Malware Type:Adware
Company Name:Zango, Inc.
Company URL:http://zango.com/
Threat Level:Moderate Risk
Operating System:WIN XP
Installation Type:Installed through EXE
Operation:Time of After Installation.

Company Description:

Zango, Inc. is an online media company providing consumers free access to a large catalog of free, sought-after online videos, games, music, tools and utilities. Much like television, this content is funded by advertising and is therefore free to the consumer. Because of the Internet and digital technology, massive amounts of new online content are now available. Consumers typically access this content for free. However, Web publishers, content creators and providers arenÆt able to earn a living from their products. Unlike publications and other subscription-based models from the print and television industries, online consumers have proven reluctant to pay a monthly subscription fee for access to online content and entertainment.

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:

    -> Degrade the performance and stability of the computer. -> Tracks browsing habits -> Bundled with other adware 0

Additional information might be found here:

googleSearch at Google for Alien Shooter
bingSearch at Bing for Alien Shooter
yahooSearch at Yahoo for Alien Shooter

Processes Running:

Alien Shooter.exe

File information Created after Installation:

File LocationSize (Bytes)Type
C:\Program Files\Zango Programs\Alien Shooter\Alien Shooter.exe19590318Application

Folder information Created after Installation:

Folder Location
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Zango Programs\Alien Shooter

Registry information Created after Installation:

Main Registry KeySub Registry KeyKey Value Name
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{C652A4A8-B82C-43C4-86AA-3753CDACFF3F}AuthorizedCDFPrefix
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{C652A4A8-B82C-43C4-86AA-3753CDACFF3F}Comments
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{C652A4A8-B82C-43C4-86AA-3753CDACFF3F}WindowsInstaller