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Danger level 6
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow Computer
  • Slow internet connection

Adware:MSIL/SanctionedMedia

At first sight adware might not seem like a very dangerous type of computer threat, but it is definitely terribly annoying. Adware:MSIL/SanctionedMedia is an adware program that makes pop-up advertisements appear on your computer screen while your browse the Internet. This adware is not browser-specific and different types of Internet browsers can be subjects to this infection. The cunning thing about Adware:MSIL/SanctionedMedia is that it comes bundled with screensavers, so it might appear to be a legitimate program at first.

It does not even install itself without the user’s knowledge – Adware:MSIL/SanctionedMedia actually has an installation wizard that the user has to go through. You will be a subject to this infection if you download a bunch of screensavers from sexy-screen-saver.com. It shows that even though some websites have a material that is very appealing, it does not mean that the websites are reliable. When the user installs Adware:MSIL/SanctionedMedia, it adds a RUN key into the registry and thus the program starts up together with your operating system. Even though you know that you have installed the program, such files as smad.exe, up.exe or budent.exe in your Windows Task Manager further on certifies that the adware is in your computer.

When the adware is fully installed, it monitors the user’s browsing habits and then floods him with pop-up advertisements. It can monitor all the website addresses that are type in these browsers: Opera, Netscape, Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox. Afterwards Adware:MSIL/SanctionedMedia connects to a remote server and sends away the information containing visited websites, user IDs, personal identification information (like your logins and passwords), operating system details and adware details. The latter fact means that Adware:MSIL/SanctionedMedia periodically updates itself as it connects to sanctionedmedia.com. It has been determined that the adware checks for updates every hour.

Even though it might seem as though Adware:MSIL/SanctionedMedia is not a dangerous computer threat, it actually breaches your privacy and meddles with your Internet browsing. Therefore, you have to remove Adware:MSIL/SanctionedMedia from your computer as soon as you can. Using a computer safeguard application to do it will help you to get rid of this adware automatically without any serious problems.

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How to manually remove Adware:MSIL/SanctionedMedia

Files associated with Adware:MSIL/SanctionedMedia infection:

VerCheck.exe
SysVer.exe
ACFinder.exe
WinCheck.exe
VerCheck.exe
SysVer.exe
ACFinder.exe
ClamAVFile
WinCheck.exe
QuickCet.exe
Smad.exe
Smad.exe
QuickCet.exe

Adware:MSIL/SanctionedMedia processes to kill:

WinCheck.exe
ACFinder.exe
Smad.exe
QuickCet.exe
SysVer.exe
VerCheck.exe
VerCheck.exe
SysVer.exe
ACFinder.exe
WinCheck.exe
QuickCet.exe
Smad.exe
Smad.exe
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