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IPInsight

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:IPInsight
Technical name:Adware/IPInsight
Threat level:Low
Alias:IPSentry, VX2, Transpoder, Adware.ClickAlchemy
Type:Spyware
Subtype: Adware
Effects:  

It connects to several web sites in order to download advertising contents, which are then displayed. It is programmed to download programs that are included in the web sites accessed.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:May 19, 2004
Detection updated on:Oct. 27, 2005
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Alchemy is an adware type program, which offers users an application in exchange for viewing a series of advertisements.

Alchemy connects to several web sites in order to download advertising contents, which are then displayed. Both the web site accessed and the waiting time before downloading the advertisements are configurable.

In addition, Alchemy is programmed to download programs that are included or updated in the web sites accessed.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Alchemy is easy to recognize, as it displays advertisements on screen.