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Follow Rules is an advertising program whose objective is to earn money by generating Web traffic. It usually moved without your knowledge via the download of freeware. For consultation of some sites, like Amazon, it offers coupons on multiple products. It collects information about your navigation habits. It promotes its products (advertisements) and boosted the ranking of sponsored sites. It displays messages of safety on the instability of the system. It slowed down the performance of the system and internet navigation.
Identified 20/05/2015


– It belongs to a family of PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program).
– A polluteware is a software that pollutes storage and/or the Base of registers.
– An Adware is a program that adds other programs without the knowledge of the user.
– Vendor : PUP.Optional

Main Actions

– It installs as a process launched at startup of the system (RP),
– It changes the start page of the browser Internet Explorer (R0),
– It changes the browser Internet Explorer search page (R1),
– It installs a program of extension for browser Mozilla Firefox (M2)
– It installs a plugin for the browser Mozilla Firefox (M3)
– It installs a program of extension for the browser Google Chrome (G2)
– It is installed as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) of internet browser (O2),
– It installs as a service to be launched each time the system (O23),(SS/SR).
– It installs as a program (O42),
– 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),
– It creates a Legacy pointing to a malware service, key in the registry (O64),
– It creates registry keys Tracing (O100),
– It creates keys from registry CLSID (O101),

– (…) — C:Program FilesFollow RulesbinFollowRules.expext.exe
– (…) — C:Program FilesFollow RulesbinFollowRules.BrowserAdapter.exe
O2 – BHO: Follow Rules – {f6d23555-8478-48e6-a7ff-03a2762bfee4} . (.Follow Rules – Follow Rules.) — C:Program FilesFollow RulesFollowRulesbho.dll
O23 – Service: Update Follow Rules (Update Follow Rules) . (…) – C:Program FilesFollow RulesupdateFollowRules.exe
O23 – Service: Util Follow Rules (Util Follow Rules) . (…) – C:Program FilesFollow RulesbinutilFollowRules.exe
O42 – Logiciel: Follow Rules – (.Follow Rules.) — Follow Rules

O43 – CFD: 08/02/2015 – 22:50:06 – [] —-D C:Program FilesFollow Rules
SR – | Auto 09/02/2015 409840 | (Update Follow Rules) . (…) – C:Program FilesFollow RulesupdateFollowRules.exe
SR – | Auto 09/02/2015 398064 | (Util Follow Rules) . (…) – C:Program FilesFollow RulesbinutilFollowRules.exe
HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallFollow Rules
HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerBrowser Helper Objects{f6d23555-8478-48e6-a7ff-03a2762bfee4}
C:Program FilesFollow RulesbinutilFollowRules.exe
C:Program FilesFollow RulesupdateFollowRules.exe



Remove Software

– Remove extension of all installed browsers
– Remove the plugin of all installed browsers,
– Remove software in Windows Configuration Panel,

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