Flyswat

Adware.Flyswat is an Adware program that creates links from keywords on Web pages as they are viewed with Internet Explorer. It works as a Browser Helper Object. This adware program must be manually installed. However, there are several known programs that have Adware.Flyswat within them, and that install it as the program itself is installed.0

General information:

Malware Name:Flyswat
Malware Type:Adware
Company Name:Flyswat
Company URL:http://www.flyswat.com/
Threat Level:Low Risk
Operating System:WIN XP
Installation Type:Installed through EXE
Operation:Time of After Installation

Company Description:

Flyswat scanned the text on a page and created links called flycons which highlighted select keywords on a page. It performed this function with a DHTML layer overlayed within the browser end and placed links to other sites on that layer. Clicking on a flycon activated a pop-up menu containing information links and/or ad links. These links could link to anything including competitor Web sites. It was reported that Flycons could even hijack existing site navigation links which would inevitably take a visitor to some other site even if the surfer didn't intend to leave the siteùfrustrating for the user and the site owner.

Spyware Description:

Adware.Flyswat is an Adware program that creates links from keywords on Web pages as they are viewed with Internet Explorer. It works as a Browser Helper Object. This adware program must be manually installed. However, there are several known programs that have Adware.Flyswat within them, and that install it as the program itself is installed.0

Characteristics/Symptoms:

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

Additional information might be found here:

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

Processes Running:

flydesk.exe

File information Created after Installation:

File LocationSize (Bytes)Type
C:\Program Files\Flyswat\Flylib.dll241664Application Extension
C:\Program Files\Flyswat\flydesk.dll45056Application Extension
C:\Program Files\Flyswat\fssetup.dll114688Application Extension

Folder information Created after Installation:

Folder Location
C:\Program Files\Flyswat

Registry information Created after Installation:

Main Registry KeySub Registry KeyKey Value Name
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Flyswat\PluginAutoShowTB
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Flyswat\PluginInstallDir
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\FlyswatUninstallString