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It downloads and displays advertisements. It connects to web pages that contain the phrase gator.com through the port 80.
|First detected on:||Sept. 11, 2003|
|Detection updated on:||Feb. 1, 2010|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Gator is an adware type program, which offers the application at the only cost of viewing a series of advertisements.
Gator downloads and displays advertisements.
In addition, Gator connects to web pages that contain the phrase gator.com through the port 80. It does this in order to make it difficult to block this information delivery.
Some Gator versions replace the viewed advertising banners in the accessed web pages with others of its own.
When Gator is distributed as an ActiveX control, it displays the following window in order to ask the user for confirmation to install it: