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Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

VX2

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:VX2
Technical name:Adware/VX2
Threat level:Low
Alias:bc777
Type:Spyware
Subtype: Adware
Effects:  

It collects information on Internet usage and the applications installed in the computer and uses it to display pop-up advertisements.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Sept. 13, 2004
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

VX2 is an adware.

Adware is a license form for using programs, which offers the application at the only cost of viewing a series of advertisements. However, these programs sometimes collect data on Internet usage habits, pages viewed, inventory of the applications installed in the computer, etc.

Then, this information can be sent to Internet advertising companies.