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Elex is an application usually installed without your knowledge with the download of freeware. In fact some sites use the method of repackaging. This is an operation that is to redo the module software installation by adding download options. These options allow to add other software as for example toolbars browser, or potentially unwanted software. The addition of these new programs can decrease the performance of the system but also slow or redirect internet surfing. As a general rule, should focus on the author’s official site to download your software.
Identified : 05/10/2013.


– It belongs to a family of PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program).
– A polluteware is a software that pollutes storage and/or the Base of registers.
– Vendor : PUP.Optional

Main Actions

– It installs a plugin of the browser Google Chrome (G2),
– It installs a program of extension for browser Mozilla Firefox (M2),
– It installs a plugin of the browser Mozilla Firefox (P2),
– It installs as a process launched at startup of the system (RP),
– It installs as a service to be launched each time the system (O23),(SS/SR),
– It creates to many registry keys ‘Software’,
– It creates additional folders (O43),
– It moved to the Windows prefetcher folder (O45),
– It creates multiple files users (O61),

G2 – GCE: Preference Lightning Newtab v., (Activé )
G2 – GCE: Preference Lightning Newtab v., (Désactivé)
– ( – — C:UsersCoolmanAppDataRoamingTSvTSvr.exe
O23 – Service: IhPul (IhPul) . ( – – C:UsersCoolmanAppDataRoamingTSvTSvr.exe
O43 – CFD: 2015/09/24 08:45:57 – [] D — C:UsersCoolmanAppDataRoamingTSv
SR – Auto IhPul (IhPul) . ( – C:UsersCoolmanAppDataRoamingTSvTSvr.exe
O61 – LFC: 11/09/2013 – 11:22:31 —A- . (…) — C:UsersCoolmanAppDataLocalGoogleChromeUser DataDefaultExtensionsifohbjbgfchkkfhphahclmkpgejiplfo

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