Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.
|Effects:||It is a small text file stored on the computer when visiting web pages. Though it does not pose a risk by itself, malicious use by other software could threaten affected users' privacy. It does not spread automatically using its own means.|
|First detected on:||Jan. 27, 2005|
|Detection updated on:||Dec. 18, 2009|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies|
Doubleclick is a cookie.
Cookies are small text files stored in the browser on the user's computer, when visiting web pages.
Cookies store information that can be used for several purposes: to personalize web browsing, to gather demographic information about how many users visit a page, to monitor which banners are displayed to the user, etc.
These uses are not, in theory at least, malicious.
Doubleclick uses the following propagation or distribution methods: