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Panda Protection

Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

iWon

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:iWon
Technical name:Application/iWon
Threat level:Low
Alias:Ask jeeves, aornum,AdWare.IWon,Adware/Excite
Type:Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Effects:  

It is an Internet Explorer toolbar that returns results provided by the search engine iWon.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:March 9, 2005
Detection updated on:May 22, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

iWon belongs to the category of Potentially Unwanted Programs, also known as PUPs. It is an Internet Explorer search toolbar that returns results provided by the search engine iWon.

Visible Symptoms 

    

iWon is easy to recognize, as it adds the following search toolbar to Internet Explorer: