What is Pakistani Girls Mobile Data?
Our malware researchers have recently analyzed a malicious application called Pakistani Girls Mobile Data. As it turns out, this program is set to download and install a modified MVPS hosts file to show ads, and you should remove it because of that. Usually, we classify ad-displaying software as adware, but since this particular application is configured to replace a system file, we have classified this program as a Trojan. Hence, this application is malicious, and we warn you that its advertisements are bound to jeopardize your computer’s security since its ads come from unknown and possibly questionable sources. To find out more about this malware, we kindly invite you to read this full article.
Where does Pakistani Girls Mobile Data come from?
An application that is as malicious as Pakistani Girls Mobile Data simply cannot have a dedicated distribution website because it would soon be taken down and, therefore, it does not have such a site. However, this does not mean that this application has no distribution channels. Our cyber security experts have discovered that this app can come bundled with malicious installers. These kinds of installers are prone to contain more than two applications and include Pakistani Girls Mobile Data as well. They are most likely featured on questionable freeware hosting websites that make money off bundling freeware with adware, browser hijackers and other monetization-purposed software. Moreover, researchers have found this application to be hosted on Software.Informer.com, a freeware distributing site. Interestingly, this website hosts this program’s standalone installer, but it does not change its nature. This program is still a Trojan, regardless of its dissemination.
What does Pakistani Girls Mobile Data do?
Usually, adware is set to interact with the web browser and inject additional commercial advertisements as pop-ups, banners, coupons, and so on. However, this application is entirely different because it is set to replace legitimate advertisements displayed on a given website with its own ads. Undoubtedly, this is a deceptive and malicious promotional tactic that you must not tolerate because there is no telling where its advertisements might come from.
In order to replace legitimate advertisements with its own shady ads, Pakistani Girls Mobile Data is configured to inject a modified MVPS hosts file to replace the original file. This file is configured to redirect all connections trough 22.214.171.124 IP address that is under the control of this program’s creators. As a result, when you visit a website, its HTML will attempt to load legitimate ads assigned to it, but Pakistani Girls Mobile Data will override this call and replace the legitimate ads with its own. Our researchers say that the modified advertisements are set to be displayed trough http://go.padsdel.com. Now, we recommend that you uninstall this application not only because it modifies the ads, but because the ads it replaces the original ones with can come from unknown sources and may subject you to scam websites, and sites that feature malicious software downloads.
How to remove Pakistani Girls Mobile Data
This application does not require installation to run as we have found that its main executable named Pakistani-Girls-Mobile-Data.exe is set to be dropped on the desktop. Nevertheless, the bundled installer it comes with creates a registry string that includes Pakistani Girls Mobile Data in the list of applications found in Control Panel. Hence, running the uninstaller from Control Panel will not uninstall this application, so you need to delete it manually. You will also need to reset the Hosts file to not see the modified ads. Please follow the removal guide below or use SpyHunter to get rid of this malware for you.
- Go to the desktop and delete Pakistani-Girls-Mobile-Data.exe
- Then, go to Control Panel and run the Pakistani Girls Mobile Data uninstaller.
Hosts File Reset Guide
- Press Windows+E keys.
- Enter %systemroot% \system32\drivers\etc in the File Explorer’s address bar and hit Enter.
- Rename the hosts file hosts.bak
- Then, right-click in the folder.
- Select New and click Text Document.
- Name the document hosts
- Open the new hosts file and copy-pastethe following text.
- # For example:
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# 126.96.36.199 x.acme.com # x client host# localhost name resolution is handle within DNS itself.
# 188.8.131.52 rhino.acme.com # source server
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
# 127.0.0.1 localhost
# ::1 localhost
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# Copyright (c) 1993-2006 Microsoft Corp.
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
- # For example:
- Close and Save the file.
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