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Multiple malware detections
By TidyNetwork (Signed)
Warning 4 antivirus scanners has detected malware.
tidynetwork009.exe is malware that executes as a process with the local user's privileges. It is set to be run when the PC boots and the user logs into Windows (added to the Run registry key for the current user). This is typically installed with the program TidyNetwork.com published by TidyNetwork.com and is most likely removed by most users once installed (83% removed). The file is digitally signed by TidyNetwork which was issued by the VeriSign certificate authority (CA). This particular version is usually found on Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608).
|Typical file path:||C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application data\tidynetwork.com\tidynetwork009.exe|
|Size:||194.35 KB (199,016 bytes)|
|Effective date:||Sunday, April 1, 2012|
|Expiration date:||Wednesday, April 3, 2013|
|PE subsystem:||Windows GUI|
The following program will install this file
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Startup files (user) run
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
- 'TidyNetwork.com' → "C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\TidyNetwork.com\tidynetwork009.exe"
[UDP] listens on port 1277
Based on 40+ industry antivirus scanners, 4 of them detected the following malware.
|Antivirus engine||Engine version||Detection|
|Comodo Internet Security
|Trend Micro HouseCall
(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
|Kernel CPU time:||188 ms/min|
|Private memory:||1.7 MB|
|Private (maximum):||5.93 MB|
|Private (minimum):||5.84 MB|
|Non-paged memory:||1.7 MB|
|Virtual memory:||50.53 MB|
|Virtual memory (peak):||53.53 MB|
|Working set:||5.93 MB|
|Working set (peak):||5.97 MB|
|I/O read transfer:||12 Bytes/sec|
|I/O read operations:||1/sec|
|I/O write transfer:||0 Bytes/sec|
|I/O write operations:||1/sec|
|I/O other transfer:||92 Bytes/sec|
|I/O other operations:||6/sec|
|GUI GDI count:||11|
|GUI USER count:||8|
|Command line:||"C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application data\tidynetwork.com\tidynetwork009.exe"|
Distribution by Windows OS
|Microsoft Windows XP