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Slimshield

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

It modifies the Desktop wallpaper, and replaces it with other that advertises an antispyware program.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Nov. 15, 2005
Detection updated on:Nov. 15, 2005
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Slimshield is an adware program that modifies the Desktop wallpaper, and replaces it with other that advertises an antispyware program.

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

Visible Symptoms 

    

Slimshield is easy to recognize, as it modifies the Desktop wallpaper, replacing it with other that advertises the antispyware program Slimshield.