|Detected||Jul 26 2010 18:29 GMT|
|Released||Jul 27 2010 01:10 GMT|
|Published||Oct 22 2010 08:30 GMT|
This is a potentially unwanted program (PUP). It is a shortcut (LNK file). It is 1260 bytes in size.
The original file of this potentially unwanted program is created on the user's computer by another program. When this file is launched in the default browser, it opens the following link:
http://www.ad***nd.de/red/2302/?addsubid=DAt the time of writing, this link was inactive.
If your computer does not have antivirus protection and has been infected by this malicious program, follow the instructions below to delete it:
Adware covers programs designed to display advertisements (usually in the form of banners), redirect search requests to advertising websites, and collect marketing-type data about the user (e.g. which types of websites s/he visits) in order to display customized advertising on the computer.
Other than displaying advertisements and collecting data, these types of program generally do not make their presence in the system known: there will be no signs of the program in the system tray, and no indication in the program menu that files have been installed. Often, Adware programs do not have any uninstall procedures and use technologies which border on virus technology to help the program stealthily penetrate the computer and run unnoticed.