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RatedXXX

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Infected with RatedXXX ?

     
Description
The RatedXXX program is detected as dialer that redirects users to a compromised porn site.

Reports describe the RatedXXX application as a computer program that can make unauthorized phone calls. This process is done anonymously to the victim. This can be possible if the computer unit is connected to a phone line by a modem. A command or file name of RatedXXX.exe will be created once this application is installed in a compromised computer. This application will also produce the following files:

* \ Desktop \ RatedXXX.lnk;
* and \ StartMenu \ RatedXXX.lnk.

The Windows registry as well as the security setting of the Web browser will be altered. This action will enable downloading of programs such as ActiveX and JavaScript that will aid this application to function without the legitimate user knowing about it. A default Internet connection will also be installed without the user's consent.

According to some reports, the RatedXXX application will exploit the affected computer to create costly phone calls to long distance numbers and pay-per-minute phone services. Moreover, the user can be redirected to adult sites in the Internet. This will automatically yet illicitly charge anyone who will access their sites. The affected user will be charged on his next phone bill. Reports state that owners of these so-called adult websites are the instigators of this kind of application for their own benefit. Providers of this application often seek out programming loopholes in the Operating System of potential victims.

When the RatedXXX application is dropped into a target Operating System, there will be no immediate notice that the application is already installed. Given its hidden mode, the application will now generate unwanted connections by itself. Whenever the user will surf the Web, he will be redirected to unwanted sites specifically adult sites that require payments.

Vendor
Its author is unknown.


Vendor URL
No website available.

Threat Level: Severe Risk
RatedXXX Characteristics
Displays ads  
Records personal data / keystrokes  
Hijacks internet browser  
Allows remote influence  
Downloads unsolicited files  
Disables programs / system  
Makes unauthorized phone calls
Exploits a security flaw  
Floods internet connection  
Distributes threats  
Tracks browsing activity with installed applications  
Tracks browsing activity with cookies  
Installs without user consent  
Inadequate uninstall procedures  
Insufficient privacy disclosure and consent  
Uses excessive system resources  
Makes fraudulent claims about spyware detection and removal  
Performs Silent Updates  

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