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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

BargainBuddy

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:BargainBuddy
Technical name:Adware/Exact.BargainBuddy
Threat level:Low
Alias:Bonzi Buddy, Adware-BB,
Type:Spyware
Subtype: Adware
Effects:  

It downloads and displays advertisements on screen.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Sept. 11, 2003
Detection updated on:Nov. 1, 2009
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

BargainBuddy is an adware program, which is usually included in applications that can be downloaded from the Internet.

BargainBuddy downloads advertisements from the domain adp.ikena.com, and then displays them on screen.

Visible Symptoms 

    

BargainBuddy is easy to recognize once it has affected the computer, as it displays advertisements on screen.