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Short description
Win32/Adware.Mycentria is an adware - an application designed for delivery of unsolicited advertisements.
Installation
The adware is usually bundled within installation packages of various legitimate software. When executed the adware displays the following dialog box:
The adware creates the following files:
  • %windir%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\
    %filename%.lnk (http://www.playfuns.com/)
  • %program_files%\MyCentria\MyCentriaUninstall.exe
  • %program_files%\MyCentria\InfoBar\MyCentriaInfoBar.dll
  • %program_files%\MyCentria\%internet_browser_name%\
    Installer%variable%.exe
A string with variable content is used instead of %variable% .

The adware installs additional files into the folders belonging to the following applications:
  • Internet Explorer
  • Mozilla FireFox
  • Netscape Navigator
The following files are dropped :
  • adcentria.jar
  • license.txt
  • install.rdf
  • adcentria.js
  • adcentria.xml
  • adcentria.uid
The following Registry entries are created:
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\
    CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{%variable%}]
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{%variable%}\
    InprocServer32]
    "(Default)" = "%program_files%\MYCENT~1\InfoBar\MYCENT~1.DLL"
    "ThreadingModel" = "Apartment"
A string with variable content is used instead of %variable% .
Other information
Win32/Adware.Mycentria is an adware - an application designed for delivery of unsolicited advertisements. The adware is sent data and commands from a remote computer or the Internet. The adware contains a list of (11) URLs.