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Updated: May 16, 2016 12:14:19 PM
Type: Adware
Infection Length: Varies
Name: Moviedea
Version: 1.1
Publisher: Anyinstall
Risk Impact: Low
Systems Affected: Windows


Adware.Moviedea is an adware program that displays advertisements on the computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 16, 2016
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 22, 2016 revision 024
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 16, 2016
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 22, 2016 revision 025
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 18, 2016

Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Technical Description

The program may silently install itself without the user's consent.

When the program is executed, it creates the following files:

  • %Windir%\Installer\5da0916.msi
  • %Windir%\Prefetch\
  • %Windir%\Prefetch\
  • %Windir%\Prefetch\
  • %ProgramFiles%\MovieDea\Compaign.dat
  • %ProgramFiles%\MovieDea\Events.dat
  • %ProgramFiles%\MovieDea\MovieDea.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\MovieDea\uninst.exe

Next, the program creates the following folder:
  • %ProgramFiles%\MovieDea

The program then creates the following registry entries:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Products\D04BB691875110D32B98EBCF771AA1E1\Patches\"AllPatches" = ""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system\"EnableLUA" = "0"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"MovieDea" = ""%ProgramFiles%\MovieDea\MovieDea.exe" monetize"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\MovieDea\"DisplayName" = "MovieDea 1.0"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\MovieDea\"UninstallString" = "%ProgramFiles%\MovieDea\uninst.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\MovieDea\"DisplayIcon" = "%ProgramFiles%\MovieDea\MovieDea.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\MovieDea\"DisplayVersion" = "1.0"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\MovieDea\"URLInfoAbout" = ""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\MovieDea\"Publisher" = "MovieDea"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MovieDea\"ExploreMedia\" = ""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MovieDea\"MovieDea\" = ""
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1454471165-854245398-682003330-1003\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\"" = "0"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1454471165-854245398-682003330-1003\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\MUICache\%ProgramFiles%\MovieDea\"MovieDea.exe" = "MovieDea"

Next, the program creates the following registry subkeys
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\D04BB691875110D32B98EBCF771AA1E1\SourceList
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\D04BB691875110D32B98EBCF771AA1E1\SourceList\Media
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\D04BB691875110D32B98EBCF771AA1E1\SourceList\Net
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\UpgradeCodes\A2D1F4F1AD9DFC2399908484D50AD65D
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\MovieDea
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{196BB40D-1578-3D01-B289-BEFC77A11A1E}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MovieDea\ExploreMedia
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MovieDea\MovieDea
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1454471165-854245398-682003330-1003\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1454471165-854245398-682003330-1003\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1454471165-854245398-682003330-1003\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\Total
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1454471165-854245398-682003330-1003\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Discardable\PostSetup\ShellNew
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1454471165-854245398-682003330-1003\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MenuOrder\Start Menu2\Programs\MovieDea

The program then connects to the following remote location:

The program allows users to search information about movies and TV series.

It may also perform the following activities:
  • Gather system information and send it to a remote location
  • Display pop-up advertisements and notifications both within and outside of the application


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    Removal Tool

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    How to reduce the risk of infection
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    1. Performing a full system scan
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    2. Restoring settings in the registry
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