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MoneyTree is an ActiveX control used to download premium-rate dialers, generally for porn sites. Dialers are used by a variety of web sites, such as hotactiondating.com. With the control installed, any web page may download and execute arbitrary unsigned code from one of mtree's servers.
MoneyTree has the following variants:
MoneyTree/NSUpdate: installs nsupdate.dll and NSupd9x.inf in the Downloaded Program Files folder.
MoneyTree/NSLite: installs nslite.dll and nslite.inf in the Downloaded Program Files folder.
MoneyTree/UniDist: installs UniDist.ocx and UniDist.inf in the Downloaded Program Files folder.
MoneyTree/DyFuCA: installs dyfuca.ocx and dyfuca.inf in the Downloaded Program Files folder. This variant typically installs the InternetOptimizer parasite.
How to Remove MoneyTree?
Follow these removal instructions to remove MoneyTree from your computer:
- Open the Windows folder (by default this is c:\windows or c:\winnt ), then open the 'Downloaded Program Files' folder.
- Delete the entry for 'NSUpdateLiteCtrl Class' (NSUpdate variant) or 'MoneyTree Dialer' (UniDist variant).
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