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Conducent-Timesink

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Conducent-Timesink
Technical name:Spyware/Conducent-Timesink
Threat level:Low
Alias:TSADB , tsadbot, Absolute Yukon
Type:Spyware
Effects:  It connects to the Internet in the background without user permission and downloads advertisements. It stores user data in encrypted files and sends them to the company that developed it.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Oct. 14, 2003
Detection updated on:Jan. 18, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Conducent-Timesink is a spyware program, which is usually included in applications that can be downloaded from the Internet.

Conducent-Timesink connects to the Internet in the background without user permission and downloads advertisements that can be displayed at any moment while it is running.

Conducent-Timesink stores user data in encrypted files that are saved to the hard disk, in order to send them to the company that developed it. Conducent-Timesink also stores information on Internet usage habits, accessed web pages, etc.

The company that developed Conducent-Timesink is out of business, so it is not probable that new computers may become affected. However, many users could host this spyware on their computers without noticing.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Conducent-Timesink is difficult to recognize, as it does not show any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.