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Currently Notice: Undefined variable: incprefix in /data/www/xblock/product_show.php on line 123 25,860,543 Spy Software Busted!
Full Name:
Permedia Ads
Type: Adware
Also Known As: Permissioned Media friendgreetings.com cool-downloads.com WinSrv Reg OTMS.EXE winservc.exe
Created By: Permissioned Media Inc.
Danger Level: 3
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: Another company that hawks those infamous "online greeting cards". The catch? To view the greeting card, the site attempts to install a 1+ megabyte application that will (unless you carefully read the license agreements and click "NO!") spam everybody in your Outlook address book with phony greeting cards and ads for their service, then place advertising spyware on your computer. The spyware will collect your name, email address and surfing habits, popping up ads and delivering HTML spam to your email address.
Comment: This one particulary made me angry.
Their greeting card worm uses a site called:
When you visit it, it looks like a low end flower shopping site, by "Floral Inspirations by nancy - Phoenix, Arizona".

Looking closer, you see that the content is absolutely fake, none of the links work.

Doing a whois on the site reveals that the creator is:
"Alfaro, Ricardo admin@permissionedmedia.com
Permissioned Media Inc.
Apartado 5956
Panama City, El Dorado Zona 6
PA 571-628-5535 "

Information URL: http://www.permissionedmedia.com/
Manual Removal: From the Windows Start button select Settings and then Control Panel.
When the Control Panel window opens, double-click on the Add/Remove Programs icon.
When the Add/Remove Programs Properties window opens, locate "WinSrv Reg" in the list of installed programs. Click on it one time and then click on the Add/Remove button.
Follow the on screen instructions.

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