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Adware.AdWast Analysis Report
Threat Submitted On: 8/1/2007 8:27:10 AM
Threat Analysed On: 8/1/2007 1:27:10 PM
Threat Updated On: 1/27/2011 10:10:22 PM
Type : Adware
Symptoms of AdWast
  • Displays porn/abusive content or intrusive third-party advertisements.
  • Shows deceptive or false warning.
  • Generates advertisement even when the program is not running
  • Synchronously installs other bundled program.
  • The program can places unwanted adverts on computer screen.
Alias : Adware.AdWast.a
Md5 Hash : [0d485a547b8ed2f6117eab97e8ae1641]
File Size : (129156 bytes)

Technical Details

Here are the Technical findings of our analysis team after analyzing this malware in detail :-

Creates the following infected Files on user's System
Delete the following Files to remove Infection
File: wast2.exe
Path : %windir%

Md5Hash :0d485a547b8ed2f6117eab97e8ae1641 ( 129156 bytes)
File: [randomname].exe
Path : %workingdir%

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0277d5e3211440d13957f6ab7fc7b0a5 ( 129162 bytes)
0a7e94f726e6718a277ff43af67c6197 ( 129158 bytes)
0e1cd8c7c8b97bf71ec48d8ed27bf310 ( 129167 bytes)
0e1d6b23c9345fa1dd919b6374052fb6 ( 129163 bytes)
3f8ed8c923a87933100de0600109b57f ( 129161 bytes)
44b7b21399d130c6776a27ea6a052bbd ( 129164 bytes)
74a2325ec73aa835d3348167f71d395b ( 129159 bytes)
8e9606511a72d9bb598687ddedabeda5 ( 129165 bytes)
b5c8feeb86a9e53efbb9400d41bbe01d ( 129169 bytes)
ba7a71d79d9dbaf334f5423c2fd7b684 ( 129157 bytes)
d90f83f8aac964562380a6c76df68d1f ( 129171 bytes)
ddfc553f3141797d1a6df0604b94f2f5 ( 129226 bytes)
e443880636a8618820ff44dbe2de76a9 ( 129160 bytes)
e6116819b32313c4c7a84907d85ca5ae ( 129166 bytes)
f36d81f60a214d229083492c5bbbd0a5 ( 129158 bytes)
The following Registry Values are added to the provided Registry Keys :-
Delete the added Values from the Key to remove Infection
|__ Value Added :
wast = "%windir%\wast2.exe 2"
Creates the following child process(s) on execution:

%windir%\wast2.exe 2


Creates the Following MUTEX(s) on user's System:-
Tries To Connect to The Following Urls:-
Http_Version :http/1.1
Moves the Following Files to Given Location :-
Moves :%windir%\~glh0000.tmp
To : %windir%\wast2.exe
Moves :%systemdrive%\docume~1\testing\locals~1\temp\~glh0001.tmp
To : %systemdrive%\docume~1\testing\locals~1\temp\1


1. %windir% Refers to the windows root folder. By default it is 'C:\Windows'
2. %workingdir% Refers to the current directory in which user is working.

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