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Panda Protection

Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

BrilliantDig

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:BrilliantDig
Technical name:Application/BrilliantDigital
Threat level:Low
Alias:BDE altnet, Adware-BDE
Type:Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Effects:  

It stores statistics on some performed actions, without tracking user personal data. It uses the Internet connection without user permission in order to update itself.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Sept. 12, 2003
Detection updated on:Jan. 6, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

BrilliantDig is a plugin that allows the advertisements from other companies to display animations and audio. BrilliantDig does not display advertisements of its own.

BrilliantDig stores statistics on some performed actions, such as accessing the viewed banners. However, it does not store personal information that may affect the user privacy.

In addition, BrilliantDig uses the Internet connection without user permission in order to update itself.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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