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Danger level 6
Type: Adware

Adware.Mostofate

Adware.Mostofate is the latest in dubious programs is this adware application.

Adware.Mostofate is a perfect example of adware that often intrudes, bundled with freeware applications, like some types of toolbars alleged to facilitate the use of web browsers.

It should be noted that Adware.Mostofate, being a malicious toolbar that may hijack the user\'s browser, was designed to deliver a variety of advertisements, affiliated with the adware, so as to ensure the optimal advertising of the products associated with Adware.Mostofate.

According to a few sources, Adware.Mostofate has been found to perform the following functions:

• Downloads/requests other files from Internet.
• Creates a startup registry entry.
• Registers a 32-bit in-process server DLL.
• Registers a Browser Helper Object (Microsoft\'s Internet Explorer plug-in module).
• Contains characteristics of an identified security risk

Adware.Mostofate will load up with Internet Explorer, as a Browser Helper Object (BHO). Therefore, Adware.Mostofate is regarded as a dynamic link library (DLL) that tends to run as soon as Internet Explorer is started.

BHO’s are usually installed covertly onto an unsuspecting computer system, so as to ensure the secretive gathering of information from the infected computer to a remote controller.

However, that said, the best way to ensure whether your system has been infected with Adware.Mostofate would be to perform a full computer system scan with a legitimate anti-spyware application.

The fact that Adware.Mostofate can easily enter any PC system via security exploits and flaws, most times without the user’s interaction, means that it is that much easier for Adware.Mostofate to enter a system and ensure the system’s security is immensely compromised.

Although manual removal may be the best way to delete this parasite, and all its affiliates, the manual removal process is rather complicated and cumbersome, and should not be attempted by a computer novice, as one needs to be able to navigate their way around the registry files of the infected system.

I would recommend that in order to avoid any unneeded risks of damage to your computer system, it is highly recommended to make use of a reliable and legitimate anti-spyware application, so as to remove Adware.Mostofate and all its components from the infected computer system.

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How to manually remove Adware.Mostofate

Files associated with Adware.Mostofate infection:

xp.dll
xp.dll
enhancer.dll
deskbar.dll
MediaBar.dll
tbhelper.dll
WIN_ST~1.DLL
ramicro_toolbar.dll
BIJBEL~1.DLL
freeze_search_us.dll

Adware.Mostofate DLL's to remove:

xp.dll
enhancer.dll
deskbar.dll
MediaBar.dll
tbhelper.dll
WIN_ST~1.DLL
ramicro_toolbar.dll
BIJBEL~1.DLL
freeze_search_us.dll
xp.dll

Remove Adware.Mostofate registry entries:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{4A2E1038-0885-4C92-8E28-A04CF8B94911}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\SharedTaskScheduler\{25875464-7327-417C-8264-902D99CF6FD1}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerBrowser HelperObjects{FCBCCB87-9224-4B8D-B117-F56D924BEB18}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerBrowser HelperObjects{D65AAE3F-C06B-4971-B73B-61B989163215}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerBrowser HelperObjects{EF8E1F96-FF80-4E85-AD4F-0F19166E21DB}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerBrowser Helper Objects{4A2E1038-0885-4C92-8E28-A04CF8B94911}
RUNNING PROGRAMexplorer.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerToolbar{B7D3E479-CC68-42B5-A338-938ECE35F419}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerBrowser Helper Objects{A8B28872-3324-4CD2-8AA3-7D555
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