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Dyfuca

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Dyfuca
Technical name:Adware/Dyfuca
Threat level:Low
Alias:Dcf, DFC,Internet Optimizer,netoptimizer, Avenue,, W32/Downloader.Dyfuca MoneyTree [Ad-aware], MoneyTree/NSUpdate, InternetOptimizer, MoneyTree/DyFuCa, All-In-One Telcom, Proclaim Telcom, Dial/DyFuCA-A
Type:Spyware
Subtype: Adware
Effects:  

It allows any kind of software to be installed and run, sends email messages and displays advertising pop-ups. It reaches the computer when the user accesses certain websites and allows an ActiveX code to be run.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Oct. 6, 2003
Detection updated on:Oct. 25, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Dyfuca is an adware that allows any kind of software to be installed and run on the computer, displays advertising pop-ups, redirects the web browser, and sends email messages to all the contacts in the Address Book of Outlook.

Dyfuca reaches the computer when the user accesses certain web pages and allows an ActiveX code from MoneyTree to be run on the affected computer.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Dyfuca is easy to recognize once it has affected the computer, as it displays the following symptoms:

  • It displays advertising pop-ups and redirects the browser to web pages defined by the author of Dyfuca.
  • Depending on the version of Dyfuca to be installed, it displays the following license agreement on screen:



    However, it could also open a web page where the license agreement can be read, or even it could display nothing at all.