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Adw.VirtuMonde.C Adware Information

Name: Adw.VirtuMonde.C
Category: Adware
Alias: - Alias: OMI, Odysseus Marketing, Odysseus, actsetup
Advice: Remove
Risk: Elevated Risk Elevated threats are usually threats that fall into the range of adware in which data about a user's habits are tracked and sent back to a server for analysis without your consent or knowledge.
Description: VirtuMonde is an adware program that downloads and displays popup advertisements.

From the privacy policy: "THE COMPANY MAY USE INDIVIDUAL INFORMATION FOR ANY LEGALLY PERMISSIBLE PURPOSE IN COMPANY'S SOLE DISCRETION." VirtuMonde periodically makes an HTTP connection to virtumonde.com (port 80 or 8081) to download commands and popup advertisements. "Information Collected by Company's Desktop Software. Company's desktop software (including NewtonKnows) and related services may routinely collect the following information about individuals: (1) error logs, (2) keywords used by the individuals in web searches, and (3) information about the sites the individuals visit. Error log information will be used by Company to improve the performance of the desktop software. Other information regarding individuals may be used for any purpose permitted by law, including to target relevant advertising to individuals."

Type: Adware - Adware is generally software that displays advertisements. Some advertisers may covertly install adware on your system and generate a stream of unsolicited advertisements that can clutter your desktop and affect your productivity. The advertisements may also contain pornographic or other material that you might find inappropriate. The extra processing required to track you or to display advertisements can tax your computer and hurt your system performance.



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