Threat Description

Adware:​W32/ClickPotato.A

Details

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

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

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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://tei.clickpotato.tv
  • hxxp://cfgi.clickpotato.tv
  • hxxp://softparade.freelandmedia.com


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