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Virus Encyclopedia

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DigiKeyGen

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:DigiKeyGen
Technical name:Adware/DigiKeyGen
Threat level:Low
Alias:Bck/Navone.A, Troj/DigiKG-A, Zlob, mediacodec,
Type:Adware
Effects:  

It downloads Adware/SpywareQuake and Application/SpywareQuake to the affected computer. It can be downloaded from certain websites for adults.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:May 26, 2006
Detection updated on:Feb. 14, 2008
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

DigiKeyGen is an adware program that downloads the following malware to the affected computer:

  • Adware/SpywareQuake.
  • Application/SpywareQuake. It is an antispyware program that warns users that and their computer is infected with spyware and that it can only be deleted if this program is purchased.

DigiKeyGen can be downloaded when visiting certain websites for adults, and from the website belonging to the company that has developed it.

Visible Symptoms 

    

DigiKeyGen can be easily recognized, as it displays the following symptoms:

  • When users attempt to access certain websites for adults, they are required an access code:

  • Such code can only be obtained if DigiKeyGen is installed: