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It sends a link to several web pages to all the contacts of AOL Instant Messenger and displays a flash game.>>>
|First detected on:||Feb. 11, 2004|
|Detection updated on:||Feb. 11, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
BuddyLinks is an adware type program, which offers users an application in exchange for viewing a series of advertisements.
BuddyLinks reaches the computer when the user accesses the web pages www.wgutv.com or download.buddylinks.net and accepts to install an ActiveX control.
BuddyLinks sends a link to the web pages mentioned above to all the contacts of AOL Instant Messenger and displays a flash game, in which the user assumes the role of Saddam Hussein; at the end, it appears Osama Bin Laden.>
BuddyLinks is easy to recognize, as it displays a flash game, in which the user assumes the role of Saddam Hussein; at the end, it appears Osama Bin Laden.