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InstDollars

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:InstDollars
Technical name:Adware/InstDollars
Threat level:Low
Alias:installdollar, MProcessor
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 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:Aug. 10, 2004
Detection updated on:June 20, 2005
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

InstDollars is an adware program.

Adware is a license form for using programs, which offers an 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.