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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

PicsPlace

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:PicsPlace
Technical name:Adware/PicsPlace
Threat level:Low
Alias:PViever
Type:Spyware
Subtype: Adware
Effects:  

It automatically opens web pages, mostly, for adults without user's awareness or consent. It is downloaded by Trj/Downloader.DLE.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Aug. 11, 2005
Detection updated on:March 8, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

PicsPlace is an adware program that automatically opens web pages, mostly, for adults without user's awareness or consent. This way, each time one of them is opened, the author of PicsPlace will profit from it.

PicsPlace reaches the computer downloaded by the Trojan detected as Downloader.DLE.

 

Visible Symptoms 

    

PicsPlace is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.

However, sometimes, the web pages that PicsPlace opens automatically and without user's intervention can be viewed. Most of these pages are for adults.