Adware:W32/Vapsup

Classification

PUA

Adware

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

This family of adware programs deliver advertising content to the user. Certain members of this family are identified as trojan instead of adware due to their malicious behavior.

Installation

The adware is installed with a randomly generated file name in the following directory:

  • &%windir%\system32\

The members of this family register themselves as a plugin module for Microsoft Internet Explorer and change the starting page of the browser from its original setting.

Some members of the family are also known to intercept information and manipulate network traffic. These members are identified as trojans.

Date Created: 2009-02-05 05:41:37.0

Date Last Modified: 2009-02-05 07:25:36.0