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|Alias:||180Solutions,Zango Search Assistant,MetricsDirect,|
It downloads and displays advertisements, founding on the Internet usage habits of the user. It periodically redirects the browser Internet Explorer to an specific website.
|First detected on:||Aug. 24, 2004|
|Detection updated on:||Jan. 16, 2010|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
|Country of origin:||UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
Zango is an adware type program, which offers the application at the only cost of viewing a series of advertisements.
According to the company that created it, Zango is executed in the background and it displays information, offers and products according to keywords previously entered by the user while surfing the Internet. However, Zango downloads and displays advertisements, founding on the Internet usage habits.
Zango periodically redirects the browser Internet Explorer to websites belonging to its sponsors.
Zango is very easy to recognize as it creates a shortcut on the Windows Desktop and on the Start menu to the following website: