Downloader . Hot-Search (Summary)
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Downloader . Hot-Search (Summary)

Software Name: Hot-Search
Company Name:
Product Name: Hot-Search
Classification: Downloader
Website:

Brief:
Downloader in disguise of a Help file that can cause Windows Explorer to crash, hijacks search settings to hot-search.biz, and downloads third party software

 

IMPORTANT!
Some of the Downloader.Hot-Search 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 Hot-Search installed on your computer we recommend a free audit of your system with INAC Anti Spyware.

Hot-Search might create following folders (and inject its files inside the folders):

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Hot-Search might create following files (some of the files might be loaded in memory while the software is running):

  • %SYSTEMDRIVE%\soft.exe

  • %SYSTEMDRIVE%\sysmap.exe

  • %PROFILE%\Local Settings\Temp\ne2.chm

  • %SYSTEM%\egdi32.exe

  • %SYSTEM%\etool.exe

  • %SYSTEM%\explorer32.exe

  • %SYSTEM%\Llj.exe

  • %SYSTEM%\mspxs32.dll

Hot-Search is often accompanied by the following tracking cookies:

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Hot-Search might create following registry keys (and inject subkeys and values):

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\BHO.BHO

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\BHO.BHO.1

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{06CAD548-14DD-4fa3-9EA9-05F83C18CBD7}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{31CA5C07-7F5F-4502-8C77-99A91558ADD0}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{223A26D8-9F91-42F6-8ED3-094B637DE020}

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{06CAD548-14DD-4fa3-9EA9-05F83C18CBD7}

Hot-Search might create following registry values:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run|Win32SystemMonitor

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run|Win32 Explorer

Hot-Search might create registry values with following data:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main|*|http://www.hot-search.biz*

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl|(default)|http://www.hot-search.biz*

  • HKEY_USERS\*\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main|*|http://www.hot-search.biz*

  • HKEY_USERS\*\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search|*|http://www.hot-search.biz*

  • HKEY_USERS\*\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl|(default)|http://www.hot-search.biz*

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl|*|http://www.hot-search.biz*

  • HKEY_USERS\*\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl|*|http://www.hot-search.biz*

Hot-Search might insert following entries in the HOSTS file:

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