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Virus:ADWARE/OpenCandy.O.4
Date discovered:07/08/2013
Type:Adware
In the wild:No
Reported Infections:Medium
Distribution Potential:Low
Damage Potential:Low
Static file:Yes
File size:868648 Bytes
MD5 checksum:c22ae3c8ea1145168a651793b9877983
VDF version:7.11.95.188 - Wednesday, August 7, 2013
IVDF version:7.11.95.188 - Wednesday, August 7, 2013

 General ADWARE/ - Adware

This class of detection flags software that display ads, usually in the internet browser by modifying displayed pages or opening aditional pages with ads. These adware programs are usually installed by the users themselves or come with other software that the users install themselves (usually in exchange for using the software for free or as a default install option).

Users might be unaware that this software was installed or of its behaviour. This detection is meant to flag the file and the behaviour as part of legitimate ad displaying software.

This detection can be disabled and is recommended if the user is aware of the software installed on his/her system and doesn't want this type of software to be detected.
Method of propagation:
   • No own spreading routine


Alias:
   •  Eset: Win32/OpenCandy potentially unsafe application


Platforms / OS:
   • Windows 2000
   • Windows XP
   • Windows 2003
   • Windows Vista
   • Windows Server 2008
   • Windows 7


Side effects:
   • Downloads files
   • Drops files

Description inserted by Martin Muench on Saturday, September 28, 2013
Description updated by Martin Muench on Saturday, September 28, 2013

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