A Spyware Threat Called 0cat.Yellowpages

0cat.Yellowpages is a spyware program bundled with the Adware.Component.Gator.  It disguises itself as a browser toolbar.  It is a browser hijacker that resets the users home page to one of its choosing, and it also directs the user to advertising websites of its own choosing.  Its main focus seems to be gambling websites.

The Adware.Component.Gator program delivers pop-up advertising downloaded from the IP address 69.50.160.100.  Claria and the GAIN Network, formerly known as Gator, have gone out of business after multiple class action lawsuits about spyware abuse.  Presumably, this IP address is not related to Claria or the GAIN Network.

The standard form of transmission for this program is by manual installation.  This is by voluntarily installing the 0cat.Yellow Pages toolbar.  There is no apparent End User Licensing Agreement, so there appears to be no legally binding contract with 0cat.

It is highly recommended that you remove this program.  It is a threat to your privacy, your system stability, and will compromise your system performance.  ZookaWare PC Cleaner is proven to be an effective solution for 0cat.Yellow Pages.

Associated Files:
STIEbar.dll
%programfilesdir%\0CAT YellowPages\stiea.dat
%programfilesdir%\0CAT YellowPages\STIEBar2.dll
sties.dat
tlbtn.ico
tlbtnhot.ico
uninst.exe

Registry Info:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\ {13B5C450-C43E-4531-B12E-97779B346B5F}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\ {679695BC-A811-4A9D-8CDF-BA8C795F261A}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\ {D797AD6C-6447-4DB4-91D0-090344408E72}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\ {38493F7F-2922-4C6C-9A9A-8DA2C940D0EE}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\ {AC50DF8B-B632-42C0-857C-2A9B7C509BFB}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\ {D008677D-5759-403B-B09B-724B46C22E76}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ STIEbar. STIEbarBand
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ STIEbar. STIEbarBand.1
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ STIEbar. STIEbarBHO
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ STIEbar. STIEbarBHO.1
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ STIEbar. STIEbarButton
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ STIEbar. STIEbarButton.1
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\ {3277CD27-4001-4EF8-9D96-C6CA745AC2F9}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\ {47FE5D70-9AA2-40F1-9C6B-12A255F085EA}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\ {D797AD6C-6447-4DB4-91D0-090344408E72}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ 0CAT YellowPages
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ STIEBar

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