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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

WUpd

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:WUpd
Technical name:Adware/WUpd
Threat level:Low
Alias:Adtools, blazefind, WindUpdates, winad, CDT,, BlazeFind, SyncroAd, Winupdates, WinSyncWinad
Type:Spyware
Subtype: Adware
Effects:  

It stores information on the Internet usage habits of the affected user and displays pop-up advertisements.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Aug. 3, 2004
Detection updated on:Jan. 7, 2010
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

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

WUpd stores information on the Internet usage habits of the affected user and displays pop-up advertisements founding on this data.

WUpd consists of two components that work together in order to affect the computer. One of these components can update the adware to a higher version, if available.

Visible Symptoms 

    

WUpd is easy to recognize, as it displays several pop-up advertisements.