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It passes itself off as a codec to view videos. Once installed, it downloads the worm Autorun.AST to the affected computer. It can be downloaded from certain dubious websites passing itself as a codec to view videos.
|First detected on:||Jan. 23, 2009|
|Detection updated on:||Jan. 29, 2009|
AquaPlay is an adware program that passes itself off as a codec to view videos. This malware is usually downloaded from dubious websites where videos can be viewed. When the users try to watch a video, they are required to download and install a codec.
Once installed, it downloads the worm detected as Autorun.AST in the affected computer. The aim of this worm is to spread and affect as many computers as possible.
AquaPlay can be downloaded from certain dubious websites passing itself as a codec to view videos.
AquaPlay is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:
- It has the following icon, imitating a clapperboard:
- When it is run, the installation process of the application starts and the first window which is displayed contains the license agreement: