CloudScout is a free program that ensures the function of parental control. During internet browsing, it displays many commercials ads on the pages visited. It periodically changes your domain settings (DNS) in order to continue display advertisements in case of restore settings by the user. CloudScout is a software usually installed without your knowledge with the download of freeware. In fact some sites use the method of repackaging. This is an operation that is to redo the module software installation by adding download options. These options allow to add other software as for example toolbars browser, or potentially unwanted software. The addition of these new programs can decrease the performance of the system but also slow or redirect internet surfing. As a general rule, should focus on the author’s official site to download your software.
Identified : 10/14/2015.


– It belongs to a family of PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program).
– A polluteware is a software that pollutes storage and/or the Base of registers.
– Vendor : PUP.Optional


– It installs as a process launched at startup of the system (RP),
– It starts a task planned in automatic (O39),
– It installs as a program (O42),
– It creates to many registry keys ‘Software’,
– It creates additional folders (O43),
– It moved to the Windows prefetcher folder (O45),


O42 – Logiciel: Survival Kit version 1 – (

[HKLM] — {0DF69778-D641-49E9-9DC4-1ADDF58F00B1}_is1
O43 – CFD: 2015/10/14 05:58:02 – [] D — C:\Program Files\VIDKit
O43 – CFD: 2015/10/14 05:58:02 – [] D — C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\VIDKit
C:\Users\Coomùan\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\http_cloudscout.utop.it_0.localstorage
C:\Program Files\VIDKit


PUP.Optional.CloudScout.A [ Malwarebytes Antimalware ] Gen:Variant.Adware.Kazy.732933 [Lavasoft Ad-Aware] TR/Crypt.Xpack.293020 [Avira AntiVirus] RiskWare[WebToolbar:not-a-virus]/MSIL.Agent [Antiy Labs AVL] Win32:Adware-gen [Adw] 2014.9-151009 [avast!] Downloader 2016.0.2962 [AVG] Gen:Variant.Adware.Kazy.732933 [Bitdefender] Adware.DnsChange.1 [Dr.Web] Gen:Variant.Adware.Kazy.732933 [Emsisoft Anti-Malware] Win32/Adware.CloudGuard (variant) 9.12378 [ESET NOD32] Gen:Variant.Adware.Kazy 11.2015-09-10_6 [F-Secure] Gen:Variant.Adware.Kazy.732933 15.10.25 [G Data] Trojan/StartPage.wqo KV151009 [Jiangmin] Win32.Troj.Agent.xh.(kcloud) 331020.49267 [Kingsoft AntiVirus] Adware.EoRezo v2015.10.09.01 [ Malwarebytes Antimalware ] Gen:Variant.Adware.Kazy.732933 [MicroWorld eScan]


– Remove software in Windows Configuration Panel,
Remove with ZHPcleaner
Diagnose with ZHPDiag

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