TrueDownloader

It is an Adware. Adware is 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:TrueDownloader
Malware Type:Adware
Company Name:TrueDownloader
Company URL:http://francis.dupont.free.fr/
Threat Level:Elevated Risk
Operating System:WIN XP
Installation Type:Installed through EXE
Operation:Time of After Installation

Company Description:

TrueDownloader is an open source download manager/accelerator with good features like Pause/Resume downloads, simultaneous downloads, segmented downloads for acceleration. Both HTTP and FTP protocols are supported, and it's very fast! We can even improve it or adapt it to our needs since its open-source. Some special features like HTTP/FTP Proxy support and ZIP previewing are supported too. Integrated flawlessly into Internet Explorer, Mozilla and FireFox thanks to the Extension Technology.

Spyware Description:

It is an Adware. Adware is 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:

    -> Displays third-party advertising on the computer -> Tracks browsing habits -> Degrade the performance and stability of the computer. -> Bundled with other adware0

Additional information might be found here:

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

Processes Running:

File information Created after Installation:

File LocationSize (Bytes)Type
C:\Documents and Settings\[USER]\Start Menu\Programs\TrueDownloader\TrueDownloader 0.82.lnk1578Shortcut
C:\Program Files\TrueDownloader\TDLauncher.exe16384Application
C:\Program Files\TrueDownloader\updater.exe20480Application

Folder information Created after Installation:

Folder Location
C:\Program Files\TrueDownloader
C:\Program Files\TrueDownloader\downloads

Registry information Created after Installation:

Main Registry KeySub Registry KeyKey Value Name
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallTrueDownloader_is1Inno Setup: Setup Version
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallTrueDownloader_is1Inno Setup: User
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\TrueDownloader_is1UninstallString