I’m current working on some code for FreeFixer to repair hijacked Internet shortcuts. I’ve installed a few browsers such as Chrome, Mozilla, Safari and Opera on the lab machine, and then l installed a download that I knew messed around with the shortcuts to the browsers. Typically, the Internet shortcuts on the desktop is modified to launch an unwanted web page instead of the web page that the user wants.
While doing this I found a new adware variant called “HD Streamer“. At the moment, only Vipre is picking up ScriptHost.dll, which is the main file of HD Streamer.
HDStreamer has an entry in the Add/Remove programs dialog. I haven’t tested it but I suppose it works.
I did however test that FreeFixer deleted both ScriptHost.dll and the Mozilla Firefox Extension without any problem.
Now, back to writing that code.