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Adware.ClickAlchemy

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:37:22 AM
Type:
Adware
Publisher:
ClickAlchemy.com
Risk Impact:
High
File Names:
Alchem.exe
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

Behavior


Adware.ClickAlchemy is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that connects to various adware Web sites and downloads advertisements.

Symptoms


  • The files are detected as Adware.ClickAlchemy.
  • Unexplained connections to the Internet.
  • The Web browser attempts to download cookies from unknown Web sites, if notification is enabled.


Transmission


This is usually installed when specific Web sites are visited.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 24, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 24, 2004
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