Advert.FriendGreetings is an electronic post card program that once installed, unlike other similar programs, sends out emails to all addresses found in a victim computer’s Microsoft address book. This obnoxious feature has lead some anti-virus companies to classify this program as a “worm”.
If a user clicks on the link found in the email the installation procedure begins.
During installation the program displays a certificate of authenticity. If a user accepts the electronic signature he or she is given the chance to look over a license agreement (EULA). tIf a user either disagrees with the license agreement or doesn’t trust the certificate, installation of the program terminates.
The Certificate verifying “safe content”!
When a user accepts the license agreement (below picture)the program is installed on their machine and “Advert.FriendGreetings” proceeds to send out messages to all the addresses found in their Microsoft Outlook address book.
The License Agreement
The email messages look as follows:
When this software installs it adds the following registry keys: