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PurityScan

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:PurityScan
Technical name:Adware/PurityScan
Threat level:Low
Type:Spyware
Subtype: Adware
Effects:  It goes memory resident, downloads other adware programs and displays a great number of advertising pop-up windows.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Nov. 20, 2003
Detection updated on:May 11, 2010
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

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

PurityScan goes memory resident and downloads other adware programs, displaying a great number of advertising pop-up windows.

Although PurityScan does not install by itself, as it requires user intervention, the downloaded adware is installed automatically.

Visible Symptoms 

    

PurityScan is easy to recognize, as it displays a great number of advertising pop-up windows.