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NaviPromo

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:NaviPromo
Technical name:Adware/NaviPromo
Threat level:Low
Alias:Slagent, NaviHelper, Magi,Trojan.Skintrim,
Type:Adware
Effects:  It displays pop-up messages when it runs, distracting users and affecting productivity.It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user.It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:March 9, 2005
Detection updated on:June 17, 2010
StatisticsNo
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Adware refers to programs that display advertising using any means: pop-ups, banners, changes to the browser home page or search page, etc. The advertisements could be associated with the products or services offered by the creator of the program or by third-parties.

Adware can be installed in a number of ways, on some occasions without users' consent, and either with or without users' knowledge of its function.

 

It affects productivity, preventing tasks from being carried out:

  • In the affected computer: it displays pop-up windows.

 

It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:

  • It uses techniques included in its code to hide itself while it is active.
  • It deletes the original file from which it was run once it is installed on the computer.

 

NaviPromo uses the following propagation or distribution methods:

  • Exploiting vulnerabilities with the intervention of the user: exploiting vulnerabilities in file formats or applications. To exploit them successfully it needs the intervention of the user: opening files, viewing malicious web pages, reading emails, etc.
  • It is dropped or downloaded to the computer by other malware specimens, for example: Wbmediaplayer.

 

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