Adware . Adware.SurfSideKick (Summary)
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Adware . Adware.SurfSideKick (Summary)

Software Name: Adware.SurfSideKick
Company Name: Surf Sidekick, Inc.
Product Name: SurfSideKick
Classification: Adware
Website: http://www.surfsidekick.com

Brief:
Displays pop-up advertisements when browsing the internet and sponsored search results based on keywords on viewed webpages. Auto-updates and connects to its controlling servers with users host name and windows logon name.

 

IMPORTANT!
Some of the Adware.Adware.SurfSideKick components are listed below. The list is compiled as a reference. The list might not be complete and it doesn't represent instructions for manual removal. We DO NOT recommend manual removal. Incorrect removal of certain software might make your computer unstable or even unusable.
Removal of adware component might affect the related ad-supported software.

If you suspect that you have an unwanted instance of Adware.SurfSideKick installed on your computer we recommend a free audit of your system with INAC Anti Spyware.

Adware.SurfSideKick might create following folders (and inject its files inside the folders):

  • %PROGRAM_FILES%\SurfSideKick*

  • %PROGRAM_FILES_COMMON%\VCClient

Adware.SurfSideKick might create following files (some of the files might be loaded in memory while the software is running):

  • %APPDATA%\Sskcwrd.dll

  • %APPDATA%\Sskknwrd.dll

  • %PROFILE%\Local Settings\Temp\SskUpdater.exe

  • %WINDOWS%\SSK_B5.EXE

  • %WINDOWS%\ssk.exe

  • %APPDATA%\Sskuknwrd.dll

  • %PROFILE%\Local Settings\Temp\SSK3_B5 Seedcorn 4.exe

  • %PROGRAM_FILES%\SurfSideKick*\Ssk.exe

  • %PROGRAM_FILES%\SurfSideKick*\SskBho.dll

  • %PROGRAM_FILES%\SurfSideKick*\SskCore.dll

  • %SYSTEM%\bk.exe

  • %SYSTEM%\repairs.dll

  • %PROGRAM_FILES%\SurfSideKick 3\SskCore.dll

  • %PROGRAM_FILES%\SurfSideKick 3\SskBho.dll

  • %PROGRAM_FILES%\SurfSideKick 3\Ssk.exe

  • %PROGRAM_FILES_COMMON%\VCClient\ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.dll

  • %PROGRAM_FILES_COMMON%\VCClient\VCClient.exe

  • %PROGRAM_FILES_COMMON%\VCClient\VCClient.exe.config

  • %PROGRAM_FILES_COMMON%\VCClient\VCMain.exe

  • %PROGRAM_FILES_COMMON%\VCClient\VCUpdate.exe

  • %PROGRAM_FILES_COMMON%\VCClient\VCUpdate.exe.config

Adware.SurfSideKick is often accompanied by the following tracking cookies:

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Adware.SurfSideKick might create following registry keys (and inject subkeys and values):

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{000AB005-FF12-42C2-8DF5-39E12E5F9C91}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{CA0E28FA-1AFD-4C21-A8DC-70EB5BE2F076}

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Surf SideKick

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Surf Sidekick_is1

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SurfSideKick*

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{02EE5B04-F144-47BB-83FB-A60BD91B74A9}

  • HKEY_USERS\*\Software\SurfSideKick*

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SurfSideKick3

  • HKEY_USERS\*\Software\SurfSideKick3

  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-2025429265-838170752-839522115-1003\Software\ssk

Adware.SurfSideKick might create following registry values:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\UrlSearchHooks|{CA0E28FA-1AFD-4C21-A8DC-70EB5BE2F076}

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\UrlSearchHooks|{000AB005-FF12-42C2-8DF5-39E12E5F9C91}

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\UrlSearchHooks|{02EE5B04-F144-47BB-83FB-A60BD91B74A9}

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run|SurfSideKick*

  • HKEY_USERS\*\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\URLSearchHooks|{02EE5B04-F144-47BB-83FB-A60BD91B74A9}

  • HKEY_USERS\*\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run|SurfSideKick*

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run|SurfSideKick 3

  • HKEY_USERS\*\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run|SurfSideKick 3

  • HKEY_USERS\*\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run|CU1

  • HKEY_USERS\*\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run|CU2

Adware.SurfSideKick might create registry values with following data:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows|AppInit_DLLs|repairs.dll

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows|AppInit_DLLs|repairs*.dll

Adware.SurfSideKick might insert following entries in the HOSTS file:

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