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Panda Protection

Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

AdClicker

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:AdClicker
Technical name:Spyware/AdClicker
Threat level:Low
Alias:TMCharger, Pup, Revop, Winpup, Zy Web Search,, Trojan.Win32.StarPade.ae
Type:Spyware
Effects:  

It downloads malware to the affected computer and opens different advertising pages in Internet Explorer. It reaches the computer downloaded by Trj/Downloader.OHC.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Sept. 18, 2003
Detection updated on:Sept. 22, 2009
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

AdClicker is an spyware type program, which goes memory resident and opens different advertising web pages in the browser Internet Explorer whenever it is run.

Additionally, AdClicker connects to certain websites in order to download malware.

AdClicker reaches the computer downloaded by Trj/Downloader.OHC.

Visible Symptoms 

    

AdClicker is easy to recognize, as it opens different advertising web pages in the browser Internet Explorer whenever it is run.