1. Symantec/
  2. Security Response/
  3. Adware.Conspy


February 13, 2007 11:36:41 AM
Risk Impact:
File Names:
waol.exe; editpad.exe
Systems Affected:


Adware.Conspy modifies Internet Explorer settings and accesses the Internet to update itself.

Note: Definitions dated February 10th, 2004 or earlier may detect this adware as Trojan.Conspy.


The files are detected as Adware.Conspy.
  • The bookmarks are added to Internet Explorer favorites.
  • The Internet Explorer Search page is modified.


This adware program must be manually installed. However, some programs may have Adware.Conspy within them and install it when the program is installed.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 1, 2015 revision 020
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 11, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version January 26, 2015 revision 023
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date February 11, 2004
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