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16 October 2006

Full Name:
AdClicker Websearch
Type: Adware
Also Known as: Troj/Fakespy-B ADclicker-BM(Mcafee)
SG Index: 3 [Explain]
Removal tools: List of products that detect/remove/protect against AdClicker:
# X-Cleaner
# Greynet Enterprise Manager
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: Runs in the background and periodically pops up a warning that there is a problem with your computer. Can display a warning message from the system tray that your computer has spyware. Clicking the warning message will take you to a website to download antispyware software that does not do what it claims.
Comment: This adware program could also be called a trojan due to its elusive installation and hijacking methods.

Manual removal: Click the start button and then click on run.
Type regedit in the box and click ok.

Locate HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\explorer\run
In the right pane, delete winlogon.exe if the data is msole32.exe

Run X-cleaner or Regblock to finish the removal process.


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