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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Cydoor

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Cydoor
Technical name:Adware/Cydoor
Threat level:Low
Alias:Adware.Cydoor.a, Adware.Cydoor.b,
Type:Spyware
Subtype: Adware
Effects:  

It can run arbitrary code on the affected computer. It displays advertising popups on the screen.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Sept. 10, 2003
Detection updated on:March 11, 2010
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Cydoor is an adware that displays advertising popups on the screen and can run arbitrary code on the affected computer.

Cydoor can be installed in a number of ways, on some occasions without users' consent, and either with or without users' knowledge of its function.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Cydoor is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.