Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.
It is a program that displays advertisements using any means: pop-up windows, banners, changes to the browser home page or search page, etc.
|First detected on:||Aug. 4, 2004|
|Detection updated on:||Nov. 8, 2007|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
XXXToolbar is an adware program.
Adware refers to software that displays advertisements using any means: pop-up windows, banners, changes to the browser home page or search page, etc. These advertisements can be associated to the products or services offered by the creator of the adware or third-parties.
Adware can be installed with the user consent and awareness, but sometimes it is not. The same happens with the knowledge or lack of knowledge regarding its functionalities.