Windows Security Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - Version 3.00, by Dr. Herong Yang
What Is Malware "Tube Dimmer"?
This section provides a quick introduction of malware 'Tube Dimmer', which plays random audio ads in the background, displays ads on Google search result pages, hijacking Google ads, and downloading and installing additional malware on Windows systems.
What Is Malware "Tube Dimmer"? "Tube Dimmer" is a malware developed by Creative Island Media from US.
If your Windows system is infected by "Tube Dimmer", you may experience the following symptoms:
You may see an extra ad box labeled as "Search Deals By Injekt" displayed on Google search result pages
You may see an extra ad box labeled as "RocketTab Ads" displayed on Google search result pages
You may see a floating ad displayed at the bottom right corner of any Web pages.
You may see an extra ad displayed together with a Google ad on Web pages that carry Google ads.
You may see Yahoo! ad displaced down by about 160px.
You may hear random audio ads played in the background.
You may see Norton anti-virus alert showing that adpeakproxy.exe tries to communicate with tubedimmerapp.com.
If check your Web browser, IE, Firefox, or Chrome, you may also see a new add-on called "Tube Dimmer" from "Creative Islands Media, LLC". On Firefox, it may display this description "Instantly watch your favorite shows and movies!".
The picture below shows Tube Dimmer extension for Firefox:
Last update: 2013.
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