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29 June 2006
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Adware.TrustInPopups is an adware program that displays advertisements.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version 02 October 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version 07 May 2019 revision 006
  • Initial Daily Certified version 29 June 2006
  • Latest Daily Certified version 07 May 2019 revision 008
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date 05 July 2006
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Adware.TrustInPopups is an adware program that displays advertisements.

When the program is installed, it creates the following files:
%ProgramFiles%\TrustIn Popups\tcpop.cfg
%ProgramFiles%\TrustIn Popups\TrustInPopups.exe
%ProgramFiles%\TrustIn Popups\uninstall.exe

The risk then creates and polulates the following registry subkeys:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\TrustIn Popups

It also adds the following registry entry so that the risk will execute every time Windows starts up:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"TrustIn Popups" = "C:\Program Files\TrustIn Popups\TrustInPopups.exe"

The risk then displays pop-up advertisements.