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WordSurfer is a software 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 : 06/25/2015.


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

Main Actions

– It changes the browser Internet Explorer search page (R1),
– It starts a task planned in automatic (O39),
– 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 installs as a driver system (O58),
– It creates multiple files users (O61),

(.Word Surfer.) — C:Program Files (x86)WordSurfer_1.10.0.19UpdateWordSurferAutoUpdateClient.exe
(.Word Surfer.) — C:Program Files (x86)WordSurfer_1.10.0.19UpdateWordSurferAutoUpdateClient.exe
O39 – APT: WordSurfer Auto Updater Pending Update – (.Word Surfer.) — C:WindowsSystem32TasksWordSurfer Auto Updater Pending Update
O39 – APT: WordSurfer Auto Updater Core – (.Word Surfer.) — C:WindowsSystem32TasksWordSurfer Auto Updater Core
O42 – Logiciel: WordSurfer – (.WordSurfer.) — WordSurfer_1.10.0.19
O43 – CFD: 25/06/2015 – 23:55:33 – [] —-D C:Program Files (x86)WordAnchor_1.10.0.19
O45 – LFCP: 2015/07/20 18:27:41 A —
O58 – SDL:2015/06/16 00:28:48 A . (.Word Surfer – Word Surfer TDI Driver x86.) — C:WindowsSystem32driverswsafd_1_10_0_19.sys
O58 – SDL:2015/06/16 00:28:50 A . (.Word Surfer – Word Surfer WFP Driver x64.) — C:WINDOWSSystem32driverswsafd_1_10_0_19.sys
O61 – LFC: 2015/08/08 22:17:31 A . (.Word Surfer.) — C:UsersCoolmanAppDataLocalMicrosoftWindowsINetCacheIEF6KMNFT1wordsurfer-setup-
C:Program Files (x86)WordSurfer_1.10.0.19UpdateWordSurferAutoUpdateClient.exe



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