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Virus Encyclopedia

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nCase

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:nCase
Technical name:Adware/nCase
Threat level:Low
Alias:180search Assistant, 180solutions n-Case;Small.asf,, n-Case, Adware/Ncase
Type:Spyware
Subtype: Adware
Effects:  

It downloads and displays advertisements, founding on the Internet usage habits of the user. It changes the Internet Explorer homepage.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Sept. 11, 2003
Detection updated on:Jan. 8, 2008
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Country of origin:UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Brief Description 

    

nCase is an adware type program, which offers the application at the only cost of viewing a series of advertisements.

According to the company that created it, nCase is executed in the background and it displays information, offers and products according to keywords previously entered by the user while surfing the Internet. However, nCase downloads and displays advertisements, founding on the Internet usage habits.

In addition, nCase modifies the browser Internet Explorer homepage as well as some of its search options.

Visible Symptoms 

    

nCase is very easy to recognize before it affects the computer, as it displays the following message when it is being installed:

Once it has reached the computer, nCase changes the browser Internet Explorer homepage for the one below: