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Twain-Tech

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Twain-Tech
Technical name:Adware/Twain-Tech
Threat level:Low
Alias:Binet, mxTarget, ADW_BINET, BiSpy, IPInsight, MxTarget, VX2, StopPopupAdsNow
Type:Spyware
Subtype: Adware
Effects:  

It displays pop-up advertisements while browsing the Internet. It installs other spyware and adware programs.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Aug. 2, 2004
Detection updated on:Jan. 18, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Country of origin:UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Brief Description 

    

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

Twain-Tech displays pop-up advertisements when the user browses the Internet. The advertisements are based on the web pages accessed, type of connection, searches carried out, etc.

The periodicity of the advertisements is controlled so that they seem to belong to the accessed web page.

Twain-Tech can also download other spyware and adware programs to the affected computer, such as Adware/Alchemy, Adware/Xplugin, Spyware/BetterInet, etc.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Twain-Tech is easy to recognize, as it displays pop-up advertisements while the user browses the Internet.