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This strange site came up as the second result in a google search for itunes.

http://download-new.com/apple-itunes/

(Although the url in the result read itunes.download-new.com.)

Embarrassingly, I downloaded and ran the "iTunes_Setup.exe" from them (I was stupidly trying to work on two computers at once and was barely paying attention, okay >_< ).

I immediately noticed it looked weird, and hit "Decline" on a series of "Offers"...

appwiz.cpl says no programs were installed today, but...

I can't find any third-party information on them, and the result I got there from no longer shows up when I repeat the google search.

Do I have a problem here?

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    If you Google "is this website safe" you find many reputation checkers like safeweb.norton.com or secureurlchecker.appspot.com where you can enter the suspect URL. Read the results carefully - i.e. how these websites come to their safe/unsafe conclusions.
    – user13695
    Aug 30, 2013 at 9:27
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    It would be best to format both computers.
    – Simon
    Aug 30, 2013 at 11:37
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    Its what you suspect. A fake website that attempts to install ad-ware on your machine.
    – Ramhound
    Aug 30, 2013 at 11:57
  • This is what it looks like. In my experience, the linked installer installs at least 6 or 7 pieces of crapware. !enter image description here
    – user34470
    Nov 20, 2013 at 19:55
  • from what i can see, its an advertisement, meaning it would appear first as they paid to have it on top
    – user36428
    Dec 28, 2013 at 19:40

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I uploaded the file to virustotal.com and found these results. The sha256 hash of this file is: 624daa053ff589285a939b1b4d8e28af8876581ba05e45a0decbca2a3783a1df.

One of the scanners found "Win32.SuspectCrc" which appears to be a trojan. And another scanner had found "a variant of Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.S" which appears to be adware.

We probably don't need to look any further into this as these are a good indication of bad software. There is a potential that these results are a false positive.

It looks like a software which includes a bunch of adware to make money and sell statistics. Maybe not harmful, but you probably want to make sure you remove it.

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First check whether your search is hijacked. I'm not seeing that result when I searched itunes.

Google search results for 'itunes'

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    The fact that your search results are different doesn't say much nowadays. Google tailors search results to your geographical location and search history.
    – user13695
    Aug 30, 2013 at 8:57
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    But apple.com is one of the top 50 websites in the world.So I dont think they will go down in ranking due to locality.Also I didn't heard about product itunes other than apple itunes. Aug 30, 2013 at 9:54
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If you take a look at http://download-new.com/learn you see it is some "We have this great downloader" website that indeed packs browser add-ons (currently 4).

There's not much useful info to find in their terms of use or privacy statement. You need a fine comb to determine from these what they're up to or what they actually do.

I see their URL in cached search results (e.g. at reference.com), so they manage to end up in search results - but the high ranking you see remains strange.

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