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Adware.Bonzi

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:32:43 AM
Type:
Adware
Version:
Not available
Publisher:
Bonzi
Risk Impact:
High
File Names:
BonziTapFilters.dll,BonziBDY.exe,IEHelperMiddleMan.dll
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

Behavior


Adware.Bonzi is an adware program that displays advertisements and resets the Internet Explorer home page. The adware may also attempt to connect to various servers and download and execute arbitrary code.

Symptoms


Files are detected as Adware.Bonzi
  • Presence of an icon of a talking Monkey or a Parrot in the system tray.


Transmission


This adware is bundled with other programs or can be downloaded from the publishers Web site.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version August 18, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version January 14, 2011 revision 036
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 18, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version January 14, 2011 revision 035
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date August 18, 2003
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