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Type: Adware
Created By: Advertising.com, Inc.
Danger Level: 2
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: SpyBlast is a program that claims to detect intrusion attempts. Installed by ActiveX drive-by download, thought to be in pop-up adverts.

Opens pop-up ads periodically.

Created by Teknosurf, part of Advertising.com.
Comment: From their own pages:
"Examples of information that we collect include URLs of visited pages and your IP address."
Manual Removal: Open the Downloaded Program Files folder in the Windows folder, right-click the entry 'SBFullInst Control' and choose 'Remove'. Next, open the registry (click 'Start', choose 'Run' and enter 'regedit') and find the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Delete the 'SpyBlast' entry.

Restart the computer and you should be able to delete the 'SpyBlast' folder inside Program Files.

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