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PUA.DriverKit

PUA.DriverKit

Updated:
06 September 2018
Infection Length:
Varies
Name:
DriverKit
Version:
1.0.4.3
Publisher:
DRIVERSOFT LABS LTD
Risk Impact:
Low
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior

PUA.DriverKit is a potentially unwanted application that gives misleading information about issues on the computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version 05 September 2018 revision 005
  • Latest Rapid Release version 25 January 2019 revision 001
  • Initial Daily Certified version 05 September 2018 revision 009
  • Latest Daily Certified version 25 January 2019 revision 008
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date 12 September 2018
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Once executed, the application creates the following folder:
    • %Windir%\Installer\SourceHash{E3E055C4-C3CB-4170-94B0-217942750381}

    The application creates the following files:
    • %ProgramFiles%\DriverKit\ar_RC.resources.dll
    • %ProgramFiles%\DriverKit\cs_RC.resources.dll
    • %ProgramFiles%\DriverKit\da_RC.resources.dll
    • %ProgramFiles%\DriverKit\de_RC.resources.dll
    • %ProgramFiles%\DriverKit\DriverKit.exe
    • %ProgramFiles%\DriverKit\es-ES_RC.resources.dll
    • %ProgramFiles%\DriverKit\fi_RC.resources.dll
    • %ProgramFiles%\DriverKit\fr_RC.resources.dll
    • %ProgramFiles%\DriverKit\id_RC.resources.dll
    • %ProgramFiles%\DriverKit\it_RC.resources.dll
    • %ProgramFiles%\DriverKit\ja_RC.resources.dll
    • %ProgramFiles%\DriverKit\ko_RC.resources.dll
    • %ProgramFiles%\DriverKit\ms_RC.resources.dll
    • %ProgramFiles%\DriverKit\Newtonsoft.Json.dll
    • %ProgramFiles%\DriverKit\nl_RC.resources.dll
    • %ProgramFiles%\DriverKit\no_RC.resources.dll
    • %ProgramFiles%\DriverKit\pl_RC.resources.dll
    • %ProgramFiles%\DriverKit\pt-BR_RC.resources.dll
    • %ProgramFiles%\DriverKit\ro_RC.resources.dll
    • %ProgramFiles%\DriverKit\ru_RC.resources.dll
    • %ProgramFiles%\DriverKit\sciter32.dll
    • %ProgramFiles%\DriverKit\sv-SE_RC.resources.dll
    • %ProgramFiles%\DriverKit\th_RC.resources.dll
    • %ProgramFiles%\DriverKit\tr_RC.resources.dll
    • %ProgramFiles%\DriverKit\uk_RC.resources.dll
    • %ProgramFiles%\DriverKit\vi_RC.resources.dll
    • %ProgramFiles%\DriverKit\zh-CN_RC_resources.dll
    • %SystemDrive%\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows\GatherLogs\SystemIndex\SystemIndex.12.Crwl
    • %SystemDrive%\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows\GatherLogs\SystemIndex\SystemIndex.12.gthr
    • %SystemDrive%\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\DriverKit\DriverKit.lnk
    • %AllUsersProfile%\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows\GatherLogs\SystemIndex\SystemIndex.12.Crwl
    • %AllUsersProfile%\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows\GatherLogs\SystemIndex\SystemIndex.12.gthr
    • %AllUsersProfile%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\DriverKit\DriverKit.lnk
    • %AllUsersProfile%\Public\Desktop\DriverKit.lnk
    • %Windir%\Installer\{E3E055C4-C3CB-4170-94B0-217942750381}\icon.ico

    The application then creates the following registry subkeys:
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\DriverKit_RASAPI32
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\DriverKit_RASMANCS
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{E3E055C4-C3CB-4170-94B0-217942750381}
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Features\4C550E3EBC3C0714490B129724573018
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\4C550E3EBC3C0714490B129724573018
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\4C550E3EBC3C0714490B129724573018\SourceList
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\4C550E3EBC3C0714490B129724573018\SourceList\Media
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\4C550E3EBC3C0714490B129724573018\SourceList\Net
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\UpgradeCodes\A2C9F7238E2751B45BFAA361905DEBA0
    • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-3001296513-2536573076-2561502555-1000\Software\DriverKit

    Next, the application creates the following registry entries:
    • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-3001296513-2536573076-2561502555-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartPage\NewShortcuts\C:\Users\PC12\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\DriverKit\"DriverKit.lnk" = "1"
    • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-3001296513-2536573076-2561502555-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartPage\NewShortcuts\%SystemDrive%\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\DriverKit\"DriverKit.lnk" = "1"

    The application performs a scan and displays misleading information about issues on the computer.



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    Before proceeding further we recommend that you run a full system scan. If that does not resolve the problem you can try one of the options available below.



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    1. Performing a full system scan
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