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Threat behavior


The program creates these registry entries:

In subkey: HKLM\Software\EoRezo
Sets value: "HostGUID"
With data: "<Host GUID>"

In subkey: HKCU\Software\EoRezo
Sets value: "LCID"
With data: "<LCID>"

It also creates the mutex "EoRezo".

It installs itself as a Browser Helper Object (BHO) and creates the following registry entries:

In subkey: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\EoEngineBHO.DLL
Sets value: "AppID"
With data: "{afbb7970-789a-4264-ba70-e8127dece400}"

In subkey: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\{AFBB7970-789A-4264-BA70-E8127DECE400}
Sets value: "(default)"
With data: "eoenginebho"

In subkey: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{C10DC1F4-CCDF-4224-A24D-B23AFC3573C8}
Sets value: "(default)"
With data: "eobho class"

In subkey: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{C10DC1F4-CCDF-4224-A24D-B23AFC3573C8}\InprocServer32
Sets value: "(default)"
With data: "<adware file>"

In subkey: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{C10DC1F4-CCDF-4224-A24D-B23AFC3573C8}\ProgID
Sets value: "(default)"
With data: "eoenginebho.eobho.1"

In subkey: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{C10DC1F4-CCDF-4224-A24D-B23AFC3573C8}\TypeLib
Sets value: "(default)"
With data: "{{18af7201-4f14-4bcf-93fe-45617cf259ff}}"

In subkey: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{C10DC1F4-CCDF-4224-A24D-B23AFC3573C8}\VersionIndependentProgID
Sets value: "(default)"
With data: "eoenginebho.eobho"

In subkey: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\EoEngineBHO.EOBHO
Sets value: "(default)"
With data: "eobho class"

In subkey: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\EoEngineBHO.EOBHO.1
Sets value: "(default)"
With data: "eobho class"

In subkey: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\EoEngineBHO.EOBHO.1\CLSID
Sets value: "(default)"
With data: "{c10dc1f4-ccdf-4224-a24d-b23afc3573c8}"

Sets value: "(default)"
With data: "{c10dc1f4-ccdf-4224-a24d-b23afc3573c8}"

In subkey: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\EoEngineBHO.EOBHO\CurVer
Sets value: "(default)"
With data: "eoenginebho.eobho.1"

In subkey: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{DF76E9B7-35EC-46FC-AF56-5B79DED9D64F}
Sets value: "(default)"
With data: "ieobho"

In subkey: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{DF76E9B7-35EC-46FC-AF56-5B79DED9D64F}\ProxyStubClsid
Sets value: "(default)"
With data: "{00020424-0000-0000-c000-000000000046}"

In subkey: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{DF76E9B7-35EC-46FC-AF56-5B79DED9D64F}\ProxyStubClsid32
Sets value: "(default)"
With data: "{00020424-0000-0000-c000-000000000046}"

In subkey: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{DF76E9B7-35EC-46FC-AF56-5B79DED9D64F}\TypeLib
Sets value: "(default)"
With data: "{18af7201-4f14-4bcf-93fe-45617cf259ff}"

In subkey: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{18AF7201-4F14-4BCF-93FE-45617CF259FF}\1.0
Sets value: "(default)"
With data: "eoenginebho 1.0 type library"

In subkey: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{18AF7201-4F14-4BCF-93FE-45617CF259FF}\1.0\0\win32
Sets value: "(default)"
With data: "<adware file>"

In subkey: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{18AF7201-4F14-4BCF-93FE-45617CF259FF}\1.0\FLAGS
Sets value: "(default)"
With data: "0"

In subkey: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{18AF7201-4F14-4BCF-93FE-45617CF259FF}\1.0\HELPDIR
Sets value: "(default)"
With data: "<current folder>"

In subkey: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{C10DC1F4-CCDF-4224-A24D-B23AFC3573C8}
Sets value: "(default)"
With data: "eobho"


The program is known to:

  • Display pop-up ads.
  • Connect to certain servers, for example, and
  • Change the home page and search engine used by Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.
  • Send out information about your PC to a remote server.
  • Connect to a remote server to get configuration data.

Analysis by Jireh Sanico


The following could indicate that you have this program on your PC:

  • You have this registry entry:
    In subkey: HKLM\Software\EoRezo
    Value: "HostGUID"
  • For a complete list of all registry modifications, including those created when Adware:Win32/EoRezo is created as a BHO, see the Technical Details section.


Alert level: High
First detected by definition: 1.113.515.0
Latest detected by definition: 1.211.777.0 and higher
First detected on: Sep 28, 2011
This entry was first published on: Oct 18, 2011
This entry was updated on: Oct 28, 2015

This threat is also detected as:
  • Win32/Adware.EoRezo.E application (ESET)
  • AdWare.Win32.EoRezo (Ikarus)
  • Adware-Eorezo (McAfee)
  • ADW_EOZERO (Trend Micro)