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Adware.Mpgcom

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:36:28 AM
Type:
Adware
Risk Impact:
Medium
File Names:
Mpgcom.dll,Msnarrator.exe
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

Behavior


Adware.Mpgcom is a Browser Helper Object that sends data to and receives data from a remote Web site.

Symptoms


Existence of the file names %Windir%\mpgcom.dll or %Windir%\msnarrator.exe.


Notes:
  • %Windir% is a variable. The adware locates the Windows installation folder (by default, this is C:\Windows or C:\Winnt) and copies itself to that location.
  • This detection was reclassified from a Trojan horse (it was originally named Trojan.Narat) to a security risk on January 2, 2004.


Transmission


This adware may be installed when browsing certain Web sites.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version December 24, 2014 revision 036
  • Initial Daily Certified version January 5, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version November 1, 2012 revision 002
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date January 7, 2004
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