Adware:W32/Agent

Classification

Spyware

Adware

W32

Agent

Summary

This program delivers advertising content to the user. It is usually annoying but harmless, unless it is combined with spyware or trackware.

Removal

Automatic action

Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it may block the file from running, move it to the quarantine where it cannot spread or cause harm, or ask you to select an action.

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Technical Details

This is the family detection for adware programs - software that displays potentially unwanted or undesirable advertisements.

During installation and/or operation, these adwares will typically connect to remote servers to retrieve advertising content to display, or download and install additional components.

Registry

During installation, the following changes to the registry may be made:

Add sub keys or values in:

  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer

Sample Key:

  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Explorer Bars\

Sample Value:

  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser= ""

Date Created: 2011-10-17 09:00:00.0

Date Last Modified: 2011-10-17 09:00:00.0