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CommAd

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:CommAd
Technical name:Adware/CommAd
Threat level:Low
Alias:command.adservs.com, Command desktop, csx.adservs,
Type:Spyware
Subtype: Adware
Effects:  

It modifies the home page and the Search page of the Internet Explorer browser and it displays advertising pop-ups.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME

First detected on:Oct. 27, 2005
Detection updated on:Nov. 9, 2009
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

CommAd is an adware program that modifies the home page and the Search page of the Internet Explorer browser, and displays advertising pop-ups.

Adware can be installed with the user consent and awareness, but sometimes it is not.

Visible Symptoms 

    

CommAd is easy to recognize, as it displays the following symptoms:

  • It modifies the home page and the Search page, changing the original values to the following:
    http://www. findthewebsiteyouneed. com
  • It displays advertising pop-ups.