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MemoryWatcher

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MemoryWatcher
Technical name:Adware/MemoryWatcher
Threat level:Low
Alias:memwatcher, SandBoxer, Quadro, Peper, Adware-Memwatcher
Type:Spyware
Subtype: Adware
Effects:  It displays advertising pop-up windows when the user uses the Internet Explorer.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Oct. 10, 2003
Detection updated on:Feb. 2, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

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

Memwatcher displays advertising pop-up windows when the user uses the Internet Explorer browser.

In addition, Memwatcher causes unexpected network traffic to the addresses rads01.quadrogram.com and www.sandboxer.com.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Memwatcher is easy to recognize, as it displays advertising pop-ups when the user uses the Internet Explorer browser.