A new harmful adware variant has been reported to be heavily displaying advertisements on user PCs, called Lamzap. This type of malware has been reported to create multiple files and registry entries in the Windows Registry Editor after which it may heavily display advertisements on the compromised computers. The trojan’s default behavior has also been regarded by security researchers to be from the information stealing type, and this is why you should be warned that if you see “Ads by Lamzap” or any similar forms of advertisements, your information may have been already compromised.
|Type||Suspicous Executable/ Adware/ Infostealer|
|Short Description||The file detected may do various dangerous or unhealthy to the PC activities and may display advertisements leading to third-party websites.|
|Symptoms||If malware, the user may witness slow PC, overused CPU and RAM and even system crashes.|
|Distribution Method||Via malicious URLs, unwanted downloads and other.|
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Lamzap.exe – Distribution
Since this malicious executable has been reported to be detected as a different virus every time, it may replicate in several malicious methods as well:
- Sent via Skype spam.
- Distributed via other forms of online spam, like social media or e-mail spam.
- Slip onto your computer by being downloaded from shady websites.
- Be included in the installer of suspicious software.
- Downloaded as a result of having a Trojan.Downloader or a Rootkit on your computer.
Whatever the case may be, security experts strongly advise to regularly maintain your computer and frequently check for any outgoing connections or symptoms of having such harmful executables on your computer.
Lamzap.exe – More Information
As soon as this virus has been dropped on your computer, it may create the following file:
The “lamzap.exe” is very well obfuscated as well. It exists in two versions – one which small “l” and one with “L” at the beginning of its name. This is why virus total displays two totally different detection results of this cyber-threat:
From what it appears up until this current moment, the Lamzap.exe virus may exist in different variants. Researchers believe it to be primarily associated with the following toolbars and malware:
Since most of the detections displayed Linkury on them, researchers believe that if your computer contains advertisements on which the name of Lamzap Is present, you may also see Linkury associated web pages. What surprised us in this particular case was that Razy’s name often appears on the detection, suggesting that Lamzap.exe may be associated with the Razy Ransomware virus.
Lamzap is also widely believed by malware researchers to obtain different information from the user and the computer of the user. Such information may be account credentials, keystrokes, online browsing history and online searches. Since this virus is primarily focused on displaying advertisements, it may use such information to display ads to you related to what you seek online. The adverts may exist in different forms:
- Pop-up ads.
- Ad-supported search results instead of the original ones.
- Browser Redirects.
Such advertisements may not be dangerous to your computer, but since potentially harmful software like Lamzap.exe may display a wide range of advertisements leading to third-party websites, the virus may cause a malicious redirect which may infect your computer with malware.
Remove Lamzap.exe and Its Objects and Files
To fully erase this ad-supported computer virus, it is strongly advisable to refer to the removal instructions below. Lamzap.exe has also been reported to cause numerous issues to the user PC like slowness and intrusive pop-ups. This is why malware experts suggest to automatically delete it by using an advanced anti-malware program which will surely take care of Lamzap.exe and the other objects and viruses that may exist on your computer and could be related to this virus.