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Type: Adware
Danger Level: 10
Category Description: Program that delivers advertisements on your PC.

Note that many websites have their own advertising, unrelated to adware.

Adware is any software application in which advertising is displayed while the program is running. The authors of these applications include additional code that delivers the ads, which can be viewed through pop-up windows or through a bar that appears on a computer screen and sometimes through text links or in integrated search results. Adware may or may not track personal information. It may also gather information anonymously or in aggregate only. Users should check the EULA and Privacy policy to ensure if the adware on their machines conforms to their standards.
Official Description: http://spywareguide.com/articles/greynets_special_report_instan_75.html

This bundle relies upon an end-user who is trusting enough to click on the infection link generated by an apparently modified IRC Trojan, Poker3.exe.
When the infected end-user then uses an Instant Messaging program such as Microsoft's MSN Messenger or AOL's AIM, this spawns a number of randomly selected messages to the people on that user's contact list, sometimes containing the other user's email address as an enticement, other times merely posting a link.

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