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ImageAccesActiveXObject

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

It is an adware program that passes itself off as an ActiveX object necessary to view erotic pictures, and downloads other adware to the computer. It can be downloaded from websites for adults or pirated software websites.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:April 12, 2007
Detection updated on:June 21, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

ImageAccesActiveXObject is an adware program that passes itself off as an ActiveX object necessary to view erotic pictures.

Additionally, it downloads other adware to the affected computer:

  • Adware/SpyLocked, which is designed to display messages to the user warning that the computer is infected.
  • Adware/Securitytoolbar, which is designed to install a false toolbar and a BHO (Browser Helper Object).

ImageAccesActiveXObject can be installed in the affected computer when accessing several adult sites or pirated software websites or from the website belonging to the company that has developed it.

Visible Symptoms 

    

ImageAccesActiveXObject is easy to recognize, as when users visit certain websites for adults or pirated software websites, the following message is displayed:

This message warns users that an ActiveX object is needed to view erotic pictures.

In order to understand better the process ImageAccesActiveXObject follows, an explanatory video is at your disposal.