Exterminate It! Antimalware

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Known threats:616,064 Last Update:February 26, 11:29

Testimonials

After scanning my computer many times using big name anti-virus and malware programs I still had several problems. Finally Exterminate It found multiple infections from NetSky. I sent Exterminate It a sample and the next day I received an e-mail instructing me to update and rescan. After following the instructions ZAP the worm/trojan was gone. My computer seems to be completly back to normal now. Good Job Exterminate It!

Melvin

ConvertAd

How to Remove ConvertAd from Your Computer

To completely purge ConvertAd from your computer, you need to delete the files, folders, Windows registry keys and registry values associated with ConvertAd. These files, folders and registry elements are respectively listed in the Files, Folders, Registry Keys and Registry Values sections on this page.

For instructions on deleting the ConvertAd registry keys and registry values,
see How to Remove ConvertAd from the Windows Registry.

For instructions on deleting the ConvertAd files and folders,
see How to Delete ConvertAd Files (.exe, .dll, etc.)

How to Delete ConvertAd Files (.exe, .dll, etc.)^

The files and folders associated with ConvertAd are listed in the Files and Folders sections on this page.

To delete the ConvertAd files and folders:

  1. Using your file explorer, browse to each file and folder listed in the Folders and Files sections.
  2. Note: The paths use certain special folders (conventions) such as [%PROGRAM_FILES%]. Please note that these conventions are depending on Windows Version / Language. These conventions are explained here.
  3. Select the file or folder and press SHIFT+Delete on the keyboard.
  4. Click Yes in the confirm deletion dialog box.
  5. IMPORTANT: If a file is locked (in use by some application), its deletion will fail (the Windows will display a corresponding message).You can delete such locked files with the RemoveOnReboot utility. To delete a locked file, right-click on the file, select Send To->Remove on Next Reboot on the menu and restart your computer. You can install the RemoveOnReboot utility from here.
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[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\E0FC8B88-1481385443-E211-9691-E5E2881954AC
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\03000200-1463200557-0500-0006-000700080009
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\24B53BE0-1458496009-11DD-B4FA-08606E45BCD1
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\24B53BE0-1458485122-11DD-B4FA-08606E45BCD1
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\DC812C2C-1433633151-0120-E980-001D60DE022A

How to Remove ConvertAd from the Windows Registry^

The Windows registry stores important system information such as system preferences, user settings and installed programs details as well as the information about the applications that are automatically run at start-up. Because of this, spyware, malware and adware often store references to their own files in your Windows registry so that they can automatically launch every time you start up your computer.

To effectively remove ConvertAd from your Windows registry, you must delete all the registry keys and values associated with ConvertAd, which are listed in the Registry Keys and Registry Values sections on this page.

IMPORTANT: Because the registry is a core component of your Windows system, it is strongly recommended that you back up the registry before you begin deleting keys and values. For information about backing up the Windows registry, refer to the Registry Editor online help.

To remove the ConvertAd registry keys and values:

  1. On the Windows Start menu, click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type regedit and click OK.
    The Registry Editor window opens. This window consists of two panes. The left pane displays folders that represent the registry keys arranged in hierarchical order. The right one lists the registry values of the currently selected registry key.
  3. To delete each registry key listed in the Registry Keys section, do the following:
    • Locate the key in the left pane of the Registry Editor window by sequentially expanding the folders according to the path indicated in the Registry Keys section. For example, if the path of a registry key is
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\FolderA\FolderB\KeyName1
      sequentially expand the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, software, FolderA and FolderB folders.
    • Select the key name indicated at the end of the path (KeyName1 in the example above).
    • Right-click the key name and select Delete on the menu.
    • Click Yes in the Confirm Key Delete dialog box.
  4. To delete each registry value listed in the Registry Values section, do the following:
    • Display the value in the right pane of the Registry Editor window by sequentially expanding the folders in the left pane according to the path indicated in the Registry Values section and selecting the specified key name. For example, if the path of a registry value is
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\FolderA\FolderB\KeyName2,valueC=
      sequentially expand the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, software, FolderA and FolderB folders and select the KeyName2 key to display the valueC value in the right pane.
    • In the right pane, select the value name indicated after a comma at the end of the path (valueC in the example above).
    • Right-click the value name and select Delete on the menu.
    • Click Yes in the Confirm Value Delete dialog box.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\gusenuzi
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\gosesoky
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\gorikyzo
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\domezeli
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\FirefoxDL
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BirdjobSU
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\zigipyro
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\rocufyky
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\gemeloki
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\vypopigi
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lemipopi
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\NUIns
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\protectiondrvr
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\nomeryme
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\rijufoze
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\dowidoly
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\qikyqopyzbt
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\horefuti
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\biriveze
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\GunlampSU
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\pisuboke
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\rygyniku
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\teqypyfi
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\boxexycu
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\nogyliki
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\begogowuzbt
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\hevosydezbt
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TooltonySU
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lepubuny
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\fehexysy
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\zutuzuni
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\xuxuteso
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\qywowutozbt
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\juxuzezi
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\cuboqudi
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\tetobepu
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\xunuloci
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\focohyzo
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\gucogufe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\gogyrygu
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\nevinyqu
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\duwovune
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wucotusy
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\qyweziryzbt
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ryveqopy
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wukodyze
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\pevicyne
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\dutetynu
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\tyqigivu
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\fujoxemi
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\gopuruko
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\dogyxosezbt
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\qydozekezbt
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\cigopimozbt
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\xowopibuzbt
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\kywicipizbt
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\kutohequzbt
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\hutywojyzbt
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\fypumoqizbt
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\jikuvuho
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\fipufuwu
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\xytekyby
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\holozejuzbt
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\betebegi
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\xibifehy
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\xobogutuzbt
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\curymelezbt
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\borevidyzbt
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\zycoferi
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\xyrugipu
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\noporixyzbt
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\konecyve
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\hygudivo
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\gefimutu
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\betibihu
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\zybosode
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\sowydetyzbt
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\newujotyzbt
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\kefowydy
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\hiduxixi
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\segudecy
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\rucewety
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\koxypipe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lefijilyzbt
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\tetumupo
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\sitykury
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\JamlarrySU
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\puhobiru
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lebyvohe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\fyliqiduzbt
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\guvuqigy
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wyqonese
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuzoxebizbt
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wypymumozbt
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\vokyjifyzbt
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\vynutuci
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\cydunozy
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\duwuteby
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\fizovicy
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\jesokukizbt
Registry Values
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]ConvertAd=[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\ConvertAd\ConvertAd.exe
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]ConvertAd="[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\ConvertAd\ConvertAd.exe"

PUA

These are programs that are being installed on the system often without a user's knowledge or approval.

Be Aware of the Following PUA Threats:

FLVRunner, StatFoobar, SystemMight, TermTrident, TicnoSearch.

How Did My PC Get Infected with ConvertAd?^

The following are the most likely reasons why your computer got infected with ConvertAd:

  • Your operating system and Web browser's security settings are too lax.
  • You are not following safe Internet surfing and PC practices.

Downloading and Installing Freeware or Shareware

Small-charge or free software applications may come bundled with spyware, adware, or programs like ConvertAd. Sometimes adware is attached to free software to enable the developers to cover the overhead involved in created the software. Spyware frequently piggybacks on free software into your computer to damage it and steal valuable private information.

Using Peer-to-Peer Software

The use of peer-to-peer (P2P) programs or other applications using a shared network exposes your system to the risk of unwittingly downloading infected files, including malicious programs like ConvertAd.

Visiting Questionable Web Sites

When you visit sites with dubious or objectionable content, trojans-including ConvertAd, spyware and adware, may well be automatically downloaded and installed onto your computer.

Detecting ConvertAd^

The following symptoms signal that your computer is very likely to be infected with ConvertAd:

PC is working very slowly

ConvertAd can seriously slow down your computer. If your PC takes a lot longer than normal to restart or your Internet connection is extremely slow, your computer may well be infected with ConvertAd.

New desktop shortcuts have appeared or the home page has changed

ConvertAd can tamper with your Internet settings or redirect your default home page to unwanted web sites. ConvertAd may even add new shortcuts to your PC desktop.

Annoying popups keep appearing on your PC

ConvertAd may swamp your computer with pestering popup ads, even when you're not connected to the Internet, while secretly tracking your browsing habits and gathering your personal information.

E-mails that you didn't write are being sent from your mailbox

ConvertAd may gain complete control of your mailbox to generate and send e-mail with virus attachments, e-mail hoaxes, spam and other types of unsolicited e-mail to other people.