"Scorpion Saver" Floating Ad on Web Pages

This section provides an example of 'Scorpion Saver' floating ads on Web pages with 'Ad Info' linked displayed below the add. 'Scorpion Saver' floating ads are related malware 'Tube Dimmer'.

The reason why I associate floating ads on the bottom right corner of web pages to malware "Tube Dimmer" is based on my first-hand experience on an infected Windows 7 system.

1. On the infected Windows 7 system, I visited the home page of my website with Firefox.

2. I saw a floating ad displayed on the bottom right corner of the page:
Tube Dimmer Malware - Floating Ad

3. I moved the mouse over the "Ad Info" link below the ad and saw the link URL pointing to malware site scorpionsaver.com.

4. I searched Internet on "scorpionsaver.com" and saw several articles mentioning "Scorpion Saver" and "Tube Dimmer" together.

5. Later, I also noticed a Norton anti-virus alert showing AdpeakProxy.exe from "Scorpion Saver" trying to download additional malware component from tubedimmerapp.com server. See the next section for more details.

By the way, "Scorpion Saver" may also infect Windows system without "Tube Dimmer". One web site provides the full list of "Scorpion Saver" files:

C:\Program Files\ScorpionSaver Services\
C:\Program Files\ScorpionSaver Services\AdpeakProxy.dll
C:\Program Files\ScorpionSaver Services\AdpeakProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\ScorpionSaver Services\AdpeakProxy64.dll
C:\Program Files\ScorpionSaver Services\AdpeakRegisterLSP.exe
C:\Program Files\ScorpionSaver Services\AdpeakRegisterLSP.ini
C:\Program Files\ScorpionSaver Services\AdpeakRegisterLSP64.exe
C:\Program Files\ScorpionSaver Services\InstallDLL.dll
C:\Program Files\ScorpionSaver Services\InstallDLL64.dll
C:\Program Files\ScorpionSaver Services\Installbat.dll
C:\Program Files\ScorpionSaver Services\Installbat64.dll
C:\Program Files\ScorpionSaver Services\Microsoft.Deployment.WindowsInstaller.dll
C:\Program Files\ScorpionSaver Services\Microsoft.Deployment.WindowsInstaller.xml
C:\Program Files\ScorpionSaver Services\PCProxyDLL.dll

Last update: 2013.

Table of Contents

 About This Windows Security Book

 Windows 8: System Security Review

 Windows 8: System Security Protection

 Windows 8 System Recovery

 Windows 8 Defender for Real-Time Protection

 Windows 7: System Security Review

 Windows 7: System Security Protection

 Windows 7 System Recovery

 Windows 7 Forefront Client Security

 Norton Power Eraser - Anti-Virus Scan Tool

 McAfee Virus and Malware Protection Tools

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Keeping Firefox Secure

 Keeping IE (Internet Explorer) Secure

 Malware (Adware, Spyware, Trojan, Worm, and Virus)

 HijackThis - Browser Hijacker Diagnosis Tool

 IE Add-on Program Listing and Removal

 "Conduit Search" - Malware Detection and Removal

"Tube Dimmer", "Scorpion Saver" or "Adpeak" Malware

 What Is Malware "Tube Dimmer"?

 "Search Deals by Injekt" Ads on Google Pages

"Scorpion Saver" Floating Ad on Web Pages

 "Scorpion Saver" Adpeak Proxy Attack

 Google Ads Hijacked by "Scorpion Saver" Ads

 Yahoo! Ads Displaced in Yahoo! Email

 "RocketTab Ads" Box on Google Pages

 Diagnosis Results of Malware "Tube Dimmer"

 ChromeHelper.exe, FirefoxHelper.exe, and IeHelper.exe

 Removing Malware "Tube Dimmer"

 Malware Manual Removal Experience

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 PWS (Password Stealer) Trojan Infection Removal

 MS08-001 Vulnerability on Windows Systems

 Antivirus System PRO


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