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Threat Details:

  • spyware

has executables, that run without any screendisplay in background, connection without asking to the internet and creating registry keys and files with random names to elude detection

the ammount of information collected is more than necessary, also privacy states, that additional installation of 3rd party software is possible ,which may not require further user consent.
--> Apropos.ContextPlus could install what they want, when they want and sell "anonymous" Information gathered on users computer.

Uninstallation requires email contact to ContextPlus Support, which will then send the uninstaller --> Uninstaller is not packed with the installer and is not normally downloadable
Supposed Functionality:
How we distribute ContextPlus-Supported Software and the ContextPlus AdServer
The distribution of the ContextPlus AdServer may occur directly or through third-parties partners in several different ways including: a) by downloading software from a Web site and b) by clicking to download software from online advertising.

How we display ContextPlus Ads
Many ContextPlus Ads are displayed on computer screens on behalf of advertisers who compete with the company whose Web pages the Third-Party ContextPlus-Supported Software user may be viewing or may have recently viewed.

CP displays ContextPlus Ads on computer screens in a variety of ways. The ContextPlus Ad formats we may use include, among others, the following:

Pop-Up or Pop-Under Windows appear as windows on top of or beneath other windows on the computer screen.
Pop-Up Slider Windows appear as floating images on top of other windows on the computer screen.

How ContextPlus AdServer Works
When running on a computer the ContextPlus AdServer regularly communicates with CP servers, and in some cases, third party servers, among other reasons, to:

1. Maintain/Update the ContextPlus AdServer;
2. Facilitate the installation and removal of the ContextPlus AdServer;
3. Retrieve content and ads for display;
4. Facilitate various ContextPlus AdServer features;
5. Collect anonymous Subscriber usage information; and/or
6. Update Subscriber information.

To improve the features or functions of the ContextPlus AdServer and/or third-party ContextPlus-Supported Software, we may occasionally install and/or update software components, such as certain rich media player applications, browser plugins, virtual machines, and runtime environments (such as Mircosoft's .NET software or Java).
Privacy Statement:
Here's what we do know...
While we don't know the identity of Subscribers, the ContextPlus AdServer and CP collect and use the following kinds of anonymous information:

Some of the Web pages viewed
The amount of time spent at some Web sites
Response to ContextPlus Ads
Standard web log information (including IP Addresses and system settings
What software is on the personal computer
Removal Instructions:


Important: There are more files that cannot be safely described in simple words. Please use Spybot-S&D to remove them.

Final Words:

If neither Spybot-S&D nor self help did resolve the issue or you would prefer one on one help,
  1. Please read these instructions before requesting assistance,
  2. Then start your own thread in the Malware Removal Forum where a volunteer analyst will advise you as soon as available.