Part of the Yontoo web browser plugin (delivers advertisements to the web browser in the form of injected banners, text-links, popups, etc.) the updater mechanism for Surftastic will automatically keep the extension patched by downloaded new functionality which is auto-enabled by default. The application updatesurftastic.exe by Surftastic has been detected as adware by 3 anti-malware scanners. It runs as a separate (within the context of its own process) windows Service named “Update Surftastic”. This file is typically installed with the program Surftastic by Yontoo Technology, Inc. which is a potentially unwanted software program. It will plug into the web browser and display context-based advertisements by overwriting existing ads or by inserting new ones on various web pages.
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Part of the Yontoo adware web browser extension update process.
5/2/2014 11:27:28 AM UTC (two months ago)
94.8 KB (97,056 bytes)
Original file name:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)
1/2/2014 4:00:00 PM
1/3/2015 3:59:59 PM
CN=Surftastic, OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O=Surftastic, L=San Diego, S=California, C=US
1/14/2014 7:47:54 AM
Developed / compiled with:
Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
86 KB (88,064 bytes)
The file updatesurftastic.exe has been discovered within the following program.
This adware program injects advertisements with its affiliate ad providers in order to serve a number of ad types including banner, inline text links and popups.
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