Adware . Comet Cursor Plus (Summary)
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Adware . Comet Cursor Plus (Summary)

Software Name: Comet Cursor Plus
Company Name: Comet Systems
Product Name: Comet Cursor Plus
Classification: Adware
Website: http://www.cometsystems.com

Brief:
When entering search terms in a competitors search engine Comet Cursor Plus will open a pop-under window with its own search results. Hijacks browser search settings. Installs silently and may come bundled with other applications.

 

IMPORTANT!
Some of the Adware.Comet Cursor Plus 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 Comet Cursor Plus installed on your computer we recommend a free audit of your system with INAC Anti Spyware.

Comet Cursor Plus might create following folders (and inject its files inside the folders):

  • %PROFILE%\Local Settings\Temp\ccu

  • %PROGRAM_FILES%\Comet

  • %PROFILE%\Local Settings\Temp\cometdt

Comet Cursor Plus might create following files (some of the files might be loaded in memory while the software is running):

  • %COMMON_DESKTOPDIRECTORY%\Comet Cursor.lnk

  • %COMMON_PROGRAMS%\Comet Cursor.lnk

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

  • %PROFILE%\Local Settings\Temp\CSLog.txt

  • %WINDOWS%\Downloaded Program Files\cc.inf

  • %WINDOWS%\inf\CC_43.inf

  • %WINDOWS%\inf\CC_43.PNF

  • %SYSTEM%\comet.dll

Comet Cursor Plus is often accompanied by the following tracking cookies:

  • src.com

  • cometsystem.com

  • ercva.com

Comet Cursor Plus might create following registry keys (and inject subkeys and values):

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\BHO.CSBHO

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\BHO.CSBHO.1

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{04FC63F8-EE34-4283-8941-4A11BF17C447}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{062EFA85-8BBB-11D3-80D0-00500487B1C5}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{0922EC1A-9EC7-11D3-80B9-00500487BDBA}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{0E42926E-96D8-11D3-80D5-00500487B1C5}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{0E429272-96D8-11D3-80D5-00500487B1C5}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{15940F5D-D8BD-49BC-851D-29DCFB166950}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{1678F7E1-C422-11D0-AD7D-00400515CAAA}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{212B99A1-9CF6-11D3-80B7-00500487BDBA}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{37D026C3-84D7-4AC5-A026-C08B7907CACF}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{39E01E09-2B45-11D4-810D-00500487B1C5}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{4320AEEB-2F2A-4F97-B573-232C6576AA3A}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{4AA5D526-44D5-4AF6-AC53-5CE1534CC40B}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{64726B8A-0CBE-4F80-90B7-1CA1BC69FCFB}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{6F2D6A5E-E3E7-4F18-887C-C777650DEF57}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{7BE4E188-DD04-47E4-8C1B-4AA330B18D9F}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{7F0F5DA7-84CB-11D4-8137-00500487B1C5}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{827A2ECE-D76F-4BCC-82ED-D6A287C11211}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{8AE68B04-D492-4474-A6E2-FD5FE884F4B1}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{90C61707-C8F8-43DB-A25C-C1F4B18EE41E}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{941228B3-3AD1-4633-A9F5-59154CB362D4}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{A335D52F-D489-472D-9EAA-D72A40AAF7CA}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{A5EA242A-442E-4ecb-9CAC-97037CCD6EC6}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{C38FC998-3B1B-4F59-A710-5A6C9CF8BD92}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{CBE7D5E7-90A2-11D3-80D1-00500487B1C5}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{CD74B159-A1D3-11D3-80BC-00500487BDBA}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{D14D6793-9B65-11D3-80B6-00500487BDBA}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{DA0882FB-49A3-4A9E-BB09-5E15347B5647}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{DFA771A5-2138-48EE-A58E-F782C879AF8E}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{E28FCB54-8C8E-11D3-80D1-00500487B1C5}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{E3A6E4B2-16B4-4F56-A98A-5F4DE04CA2BE}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{E5C39DB9-9DCC-11D3-80D6-00500487B1C5}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{EA5BB125-A227-40A7-BCAA-652D497C2F65}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{EB07A6D4-8E36-11D4-8138-00500487B1C5}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{EDC4193F-34AD-4D07-AA87-E3FDB89E3E76}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{EDEE4CCB-0913-4CC9-8EA9-3DDD87AB8BDE}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{F147AE85-1855-4182-BE3A-174160995A40}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{FE6BC4EF-5676-484B-88AE-883323913256}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CometAppUtil.CometUIEvents

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CometAppUtil.CometUIEvents.1

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CometIEToolbar.CometToolbar

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CometIEToolbar.CometToolbar.1

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ComUtil.FCParam

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ComUtil.FCParam.1

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ComUtil.FctCall

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ComUtil.FctCall.1

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ContextParser.ContextProxy

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ContextParser.ContextProxy.1

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ContextParser.ContextProxyMgr

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ContextParser.ContextProxyMgr.1

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ContextParser.CSRegExp

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ContextParser.CSRegExp.1

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ContextParser.URLContextParser

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ContextParser.URLContextParser.1

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Core.BHO1

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Core.BHO1.1

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Core.BrowserAppProxy

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Core.BrowserAppProxy.1

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Core.CometCursor

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Core.CometCursor.1

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Core.CometFrame

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Core.CometFrame.1

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Core.CometWindow

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Core.CometWindow.1

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Core.CS15Cursor

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Core.CS15Cursor.1

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Core.FileInfo

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Core.FileInfo.1

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Core.HttpComm

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Core.HttpComm.1

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Core.MyBrowser1

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Core.MyBrowser1.1

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Core.SelfUpdater

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Core.SelfUpdater.1

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Core.System

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Core.System.1

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Core.WindowProxy

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Core.WindowProxy.1

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CSBand.HorizontalIEBand

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CSBand.HorizontalIEBand.1

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CSBand.VerticalIEBand

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CSBand.VerticalIEBand.1

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CSBRange.ByteRange

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CSBRange.ByteRange.1

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CSEng.CSEngine

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CSEng.CSEngine.1

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CSEng.CSHost

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CSEng.CSHost.1

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CSEng.EvHandler

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CSEng.EvHandler.1

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CSIP.CSCollection

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CSIP.CSCollection.1

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CSIP.CSIPDispatch

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CSIP.CSIPDispatch.1

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CSIP.CSIPPacket

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CSIP.CSIPPacket.1

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{012B0571-2CD6-11D4-810D-00500487B1C5}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{062EFA84-8BBB-11D3-80D0-00500487B1C5}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{0922EC19-9EC7-11D3-80B9-00500487BDBA}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{0E42926F-96D8-11D3-80D5-00500487B1C5}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{0E429271-96D8-11D3-80D5-00500487B1C5}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{1E587528-41AA-4F19-97E8-BB75ACC3035C}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{212B99A0-9CF6-11D3-80B7-00500487BDBA}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{29089B98-AF05-4769-B627-86A745D4B672}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{2DA93E50-9D08-11D3-80D5-00500487B1C5}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{2FCFB3FD-7184-4C42-AED3-30FFF0119964}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{34FDD882-5530-4A90-89CD-416612C8855E}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{43F1B4AD-92EF-4DB3-BDA9-12335B012DD0}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{50D7C4AB-3C82-11D4-8111-00500487B1C5}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{58C59F56-CA66-4B5D-9132-ECEA5193BE5A}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{665ABE65-2C16-4341-B4B8-01FF799E8F4C}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{788E0D0E-CAF7-473B-9183-76BE6D30DC9A}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{7AA7D1C3-F0F8-460C-936D-B5886D0928EB}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{7F0F5DA6-84CB-11D4-8137-00500487B1C5}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{832786EC-9632-4919-8972-59F79D621C87}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{899BE974-D575-48BB-A9C7-1D24E8042BE4}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{8BEE173B-C006-4F0E-ACD2-84A882BEBCFF}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{910E67A6-BD53-46DF-8434-41498B7D22F7}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{9464C98E-B5F1-4C6A-BD3F-9696E3BD081E}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{97284959-A553-4576-859C-B3B3FF283DE0}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{A0CA55A0-A112-11D3-80D6-00500487B1C5}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{A0CA55A1-A112-11D3-80D6-00500487B1C5}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{A4B977F5-1EFC-4DA0-B9C2-67C53CBA140F}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{A9E67CBE-7A42-47BE-962A-C07E73C34FBA}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{AEB17FC4-2A52-4945-9866-81CC343A59E3}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{B0DB6360-8D7F-11D4-8137-00500487B1C5}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{B0E9399E-FE6F-43B0-98D3-2F47080DDE4A}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{BFCBF73B-6EB2-49C1-ADCA-CF0CD589B140}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{C0CAD17E-00A3-4F40-9015-D569C3114BA3}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{C4D86DC8-B73B-4470-9914-3DAC14EE6F95}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{C7291310-3C8C-11D4-8111-00500487B1C5}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{C81B4B57-B06B-409D-AED0-028051683796}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{CBE7D5E6-90A2-11D3-80D1-00500487B1C5}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{CBE7D5E8-90A2-11D3-80D1-00500487B1C5}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{CD74B15B-A1D3-11D3-80BC-00500487BDBA}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{CE2EAB19-E31D-43CA-A860-F95A2CA50040}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{D14D6792-9B65-11D3-80B6-00500487BDBA}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{DC86768F-5ADF-4D84-9DE8-FD047B1FE8F5}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{DDD1E8CA-678D-4C9A-A472-CE9578B14DC5}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{E28FCB53-8C8E-11D3-80D1-00500487B1C5}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{EA3B6C62-70A6-11D1-B69E-444553540000}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{EB07A6D3-8E36-11D4-8138-00500487B1C5}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{FFE56921-248B-4C75-9EEE-01706310E371}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Puk.PukBHO

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Puk.PukBHO.1

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SkinUI.ActiveWindow

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SkinUI.ActiveWindow.1

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SkinUI.CSkinUI

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SkinUI.CSkinUI.1

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SkinUI.WebBrowserSink

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SkinUI.WebBrowserSink.1

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SkinUI.WindowsHelper

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SkinUI.WindowsHelper.1

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{062EFA78-8BBB-11D3-80D0-00500487B1C5}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{07FA131E-2EB2-446F-93D2-9F877320010B}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{3F4386E5-2FBE-44A8-81CF-4B792490605F}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{5D2D50F6-6BE2-41A0-B827-1ACCD3E2E2F7}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{74232635-A013-49F2-B869-1B1AB932D944}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{7F0F5D9A-84CB-11D4-8137-00500487B1C5}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{878ACE1B-8DB0-4D75-9034-504756AD4215}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{BF986691-7F7B-4F94-85E0-20E75350701F}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{BFA2C963-FC24-4770-8C19-0D5A1CD58DF9}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{C09FB84D-B9ED-43EB-AFED-F145C26CB839}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{D14D6786-9B65-11D3-80B6-00500487BDBA}

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Comet Systems

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{D14D6793-9B65-11D3-80B6-00500487BDBA}

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ModuleUsage\*/comet.dll*

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\CC2K

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\CCAR

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PUK

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{1348E05A-21C7-4134-B4A4-3C12234FCA3F}

Comet Cursor Plus might create following registry values:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar|{FE6BC4EF-5676-484B-88AE-883323913256}

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce|CometC

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SharedDLLs|*\comet.dll

  • HKEY_USERS\*\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser|{FE6BC4EF-5676-484B-88AE-883323913256}

Comet Cursor Plus might create registry values with following data:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search|SearchAssistant|http://files.cc.cometsystems.com*

  • HKEY_USERS\*\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar|BackBitmapIE5|*\Comet\*

Comet Cursor Plus might insert following entries in the HOSTS file:

n/a

 

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