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12 June 2015
Infection Length:
Gorilla Price
Risk Impact:
Systems Affected:


PUA.GorillaPrice is a potentially unwanted application that displays advertisements and hides its processes.

Note: Definitions prior to June 12, 2015 may detect this threat as GorillaPrice.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version 02 October 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version 18 April 2019 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version 12 July 2014 revision 002
  • Latest Daily Certified version 19 April 2019 revision 002
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date 16 July 2014
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The application may be installed along with other applications by third party installers.

The application creates the following files:
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\GorillaPrice\GorillaPrice.exe
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\GorillaPrice\gpcloud.dll
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\GorillaPrice\gpsort.dll
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\GorillaPrice\WatGorp.exe
  • C:\Program Files\GorillaPrice\GorillaPrice.exe
  • C:\Program Files\GorillaPrice\GorillaPrice.ico
  • C:\WINDOWS\system32\gpsort.dll

The application creates the following registry entries:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\"GPfbID" = "10B1E139C3844EE3A6EE8E74750101DC"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\GorillaPrice\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\GPfbID: "10B1E139C3844EE3A6EE8E74750101DC"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\GorillaPrice\DisplayName: "GorillaPrice"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\GorillaPrice\DisplayIcon: "C:\Program Files\GorillaPrice\GorillaPrice.ico"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\GorillaPrice\UninstallString: "explorer.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows\AppInit_DLLs: "gpsort.dll"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows\LoadAppInit_DLLs: 0x00000001
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows\RequireSignedAppInit_DLLs: 0x00000000
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\GorillaPrice\UFlag: 0x00000001
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\GorillaPrice\Enum\"0"="Root\LEGACY_GORILLAPRICE\0000"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\GorillaPrice\Enum\"Count"=0x00000001
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\GorillaPrice\Enum\"NextInstance"=0x00000001
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\GorillaPrice\"Type"=0x00000010
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\GorillaPrice\"Start"=0x00000002
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\GorillaPrice\"ErrorControl"=0x00000001
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\GorillaPrice\"ImagePath" "%ProgramFiles%\GorillaPrice\GorillaPrice.exe -service"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\GorillaPrice\"DisplayName"="GorillaPrice"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\GorillaPrice\"ObjectName"="LocalSystem"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\GorillaPrice\"Description"="This service will show you offers from GorillaPrice in a seperate window, up to 8 offers per day."
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WatGorp\Enum\"0"="Root\LEGACY_WATGORP\0000"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WatGorp\Enum\"Count"=0x00000001
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WatGorp\Enum\"NextInstance"=0x00000001
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WatGorp\"Type"=0x00000010
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WatGorp\"Start"=0x00000002
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WatGorp\"ErrorControl"=0x00000001
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WatGorp\"ImagePath"="C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\GorillaPrice\WatGorp.exe -service"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WatGorp\"DisplayName"="WatGorp"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WatGorp\"ObjectName"="LocalSystem"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WatGorp\"Description"="The service control our applications working. Updating it, if new version available. Removing it, when user want uninstall it."

The application may perform the following actions:
  • Display advertisements
  • Hide its processes using rootkit functionality
You may have arrived at this page either because you have been alerted by your Symantec product about this risk, or you are concerned that your computer has been affected by this risk.

Before proceeding further we recommend that you run a full system scan . If that does not resolve the problem you can try one of the options available below.

If you are a Norton product user, we recommend you try the following resources to remove this risk.

Removal Tool

If you have an infected Windows system file, you may need to replace it using the Windows installation CD .

How to reduce the risk of infection
The following resources provide further information and best practices to help reduce the risk of infection.

If you are a Symantec business product user, we recommend you try the following resources to remove this risk.

Identifying and submitting suspect files
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Removal Tool

If you have an infected Windows system file, you may need to replace it using the Windows installation CD .

How to reduce the risk of infection
The following resource provides further information and best practices to help reduce the risk of infection.
Protecting your business network

The following instructions pertain to all current Symantec antivirus products.

1. Performing a full system scan
How to run a full system scan using your Symantec product

2. Restoring settings in the registry
Many risks make modifications to the registry, which could impact the functionality or performance of the compromised computer. While many of these modifications can be restored through various Windows components, it may be necessary to edit the registry. See in the Technical Details of this writeup for information about which registry keys were created or modified. Delete registry subkeys and entries created by the risk and return all modified registry entries to their previous values.
Writeup By: Paul Mangan