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VideoCach

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:VideoCach
Technical name:Adware/VideoCach
Threat level:Medium
Type:Adware
Effects:  

It deceives users warning them of unexisting threats in their computers and entices them into purchasing a certain program in order to delete such threats. It can be automatically downloaded while accessing several adult sites or pirated software websites.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:March 13, 2007
Detection updated on:Nov. 19, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

VideoCach is an adware program that attempts to deceive users warning them of unexisting threats in their computers so that they purchase a certain program that removes them from the computer.

Additionally, it has rootkit funtionalities in order to make its detection more difficult.

VideoCach can be installed in the affected computer without user consent, as it is automatically downloaded while accessing several adult sites or pirated software websites that use vulnerability exploits in order to affect computers.

Visible Symptoms 

    

VideoCach is easy to recognize as, once installed, it shows the following symptoms:

  • A red flickering triangle appears in the System Tray:

  • From time to time, it displays a message warning that the computer is infected: