Adware . Powerstrip (Summary)
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Adware . Powerstrip (Summary)

Software Name: Powerstrip
Company Name: PowerStrip Technologies Inc.
Product Name: Powerstrip
Classification: Adware
Website: http://www.thepowerstrip.com

Brief:
A Toolbar that causes targeted pop-up ads to appear. Also can cause a pop-up of search results from seekseek.com dependent upon the keyword that is typed in the toolbar. Auto-updates or downloads at verschk.com in background.

 

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

Powerstrip might create following folders (and inject its files inside the folders):

  • %PROGRAM_FILES_COMMON%\Presentia

  • %PROGRAM_FILES%\PowerStrip

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

  • %WINDOWS%\fash.exe

  • %WINDOWS%\iesearch.dll

  • %WINDOWS%\omdsn.dll

  • %WINDOWS%\preprocess.data

  • %WINDOWS%\Downloaded Program Files\PSOCX.dll

  • %SYSTEM%\progman.exe_

Powerstrip is often accompanied by the following tracking cookies:

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Powerstrip might create following registry keys (and inject subkeys and values):

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AdRotator.Application

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{34EF5B1C-52CB-400b-8B7C-F787018B3826}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{5074851C-F67A-488E-A9C9-C244573F4068}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{669695BC-A811-4A9D-8CDF-BA8C795F261C}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{7704D8D8-9EFE-4D82-9C89-0ECBA8434EEE}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{39341EB6-C340-4F68-AB9D-EE4917309828}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{7DFA9A9C-FC9E-4FFC-839B-1F45A26C152E}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{E9D8697E-BEA9-4170-84F3-509AD2A11951}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\KBBar.KBBarBand

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\KBBar.KBBarBand.1

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\PSOCX.PSSetup

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\PSOCX.PSSetup.1

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{16F079F0-B9D4-4978-ADD2-A6038927A754}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{3CD9D85E-1FF2-4BF7-A113-6669B8D1E676}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{EAC42C32-1FE3-4FD0-9F27-E7F9CCF5FCD9}

  • HKEY_USERS\*\Software\PowerStrip

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\URLLauncher.URLLauncherControl

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\URLLauncher.URLLauncherControl.1

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Code Store Database\Distribution Units\{7704D8D8-9EFE-4D82-9C89-0ECBA8434EEE}

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

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

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\pmr

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Presentia

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\slmss

Powerstrip might create following registry values:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar|{669695BC-A811-4A9D-8CDF-BA8C795F261C}

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

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

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

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

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

Powerstrip might create registry values with following data:

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Powerstrip might insert following entries in the HOSTS file:

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