Apr 29, 2011

Is "Smiley Central" safe?

Is http://www.smileycentral.com/ (Smiley Central) safe to install?

The short answer is NO, it is NOT SAFE; it can be categorized under malware (trojan/virus/adware/spyware) based on anti-virus results.

Using my favorite online website to check for suspicious files, https://www.virustotal.com

At the time of writing, 21 /41 (51.2%) of the anti-virus programs software in the market would flag SmileyCentral.exe as a threat.

Antivirus Version Last Update Result
AhnLab-V3 2011.04.29.00 2011.04.28 Adware/Win32.FunWeb
AntiVir 7.11.7.79 2011.04.28 -
Antiy-AVL 2.0.3.7 2011.04.29 AdWare/Win32.FunWeb.gen
Avast 4.8.1351.0 2011.04.28 -
Avast5 5.0.677.0 2011.04.28 Win32:FunWeb
AVG 10.0.0.1190 2011.04.28 -
BitDefender 7.2 2011.04.29 -
CAT-QuickHeal 11.00 2011.04.28 -
ClamAV 0.97.0.0 2011.04.28 -
Commtouch 5.3.2.6 2011.04.29 W32/MalwareS.BGVD
Comodo 8513 2011.04.29 -
DrWeb 5.0.2.03300 2011.04.29 Adware.Funweb.23
eSafe 7.0.17.0 2011.04.28 -
eTrust-Vet 36.1.8297 2011.04.28 Win32/Adware.DQ
F-Prot 4.6.2.117 2011.04.29 W32/MalwareS.BGVD
F-Secure 9.0.16440.0 2011.04.29 -
Fortinet 4.2.257.0 2011.04.28 Adware/FunWeb
GData 22 2011.04.29 -
Ikarus T3.1.1.103.0 2011.04.29 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.FunWeb
Jiangmin 13.0.900 2011.04.28 Adware/FunWeb.b
K7AntiVirus 9.98.4509 2011.04.28 Riskware
Kaspersky 9.0.0.837 2011.04.29 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.FunWeb.kd
McAfee 5.400.0.1158 2011.04.29 -
McAfee-GW-Edition 2010.1D 2011.04.28 -
Microsoft 1.6802 2011.04.28 -
NOD32 6079 2011.04.29 a variant of Win32/AdInstaller
Norman 6.07.07 2011.04.28 W32/Suspicious_Gen2.KEPQA
Panda 10.0.3.5 2011.04.28 -
PCTools 7.0.3.5 2011.04.28 -
Prevx 3.0 2011.04.29 High Risk Cloaked Malware
Rising 23.55.03.06 2011.04.28 -
Sophos 4.64.0 2011.04.29 -
SUPERAntiSpyware 4.40.0.1006 2011.04.29 Adware.MyWebSearch/FunWebProducts
Symantec 20101.3.2.89 2011.04.29 Suspicious.Cloud.5
TheHacker 6.7.0.1.184 2011.04.27 -
TrendMicro 9.200.0.1012 2011.04.29 ADW_FUNWEB
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.200.0.1012 2011.04.29 ADW_FUNWEB
VBA32 3.12.16.0 2011.04.27 AdWare.Win32.FunWeb.et
VIPRE 9150 2011.04.29 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
ViRobot 2011.4.28.4435 2011.04.28 -
VirusBuster 13.6.326.1 2011.04.28 -

So are you sure you want to keep such a suspicious program installed on your computer?
Ever asked yourself how SmileyCentral makes money? By conducting statistics about you maybe? Then selling this information to interested parties?

You have been warned!