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It gathers information about users' Internet habits and sends it out. It can be installed with users' consent, but sometimes it is installed without their consent.
It monitors the affected user's Internet browsing habits.
It does not spread automatically using its own means.
|First detected on:||March 8, 2004|
|Detection updated on:||Oct. 21, 2005|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
CWS.Olehelp is a spyware.
Spyware can be installed either with or without users' consent, and either with or without their knowledge about the data gathered and/or the use of it.
It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy:
user's browsing habits.
CWS.Olehelp does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, email messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.
CWS.Olehelp is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:
- It changes the homepage of Internet Explorer.