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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Puper

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

It modifies the Start page, the Search page and the Local page of the Internet Explorer browser. It is usually downloaded by Trojans belonging to the family Puper.

Affected platforms:

Windows XP/2000/NT

First detected on:April 19, 2004
Detection updated on:Dec. 1, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Puper is an adware program that modifies the Start page, the Search page and the Local page of the Internet Explorer browser.

It is very difficult to delete it manually, as it creates two copies of itself that constantly check if the other exists. If the user deletes one of them, the other creates it again. Therefore, it is necessary to delete both of them at the same time.

Puper does not spread using its own means. It is usually downloaded to the computer by Trojans belonging to the family Puper. However, bear in mind that there are also other possible attack vectors, such as malicious websites that exploit vulnerabilities in order to automatically download and run Puper.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Puper is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.