Threat description


Category: Spyware
Type: Adware
Platform: W32
Aliases: ClickPotato, Adware:​W32/ClickPotato.A, WebToolbar.Win32.Zango


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


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Technical Details

ClickPotato is an adware program that will display pop-up advertisements based on the user's browsing activities or habits. It is distributed by Pinball Corporation via its free online streaming video.

The adware components are bundled with open source software, e.g., VLC media player and Xvid codec.

Upon execution, the adware attempts to connect to the following websites:

  • hxxp://
  • hxxp://
  • hxxp://

Description Created: 2009-07-08 11:59:43.0

Description Last Modified: 2010-08-11 12:31:13.0


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