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Marketscore.RelevantKnowledge Adware Information

Name: Marketscore.RelevantKnowledge
Category: Adware
Alias: - Alias: Trojan:Win32/StartPage.OC
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.

From the Privacy Policy:
"Who sponsors this serviceWho is RelevantKnowledge?

We are RelevantKnowledge is an Internet customer knowledge company which operates the RelevantKnowledge service and whose goal is to understand and help others understand Internet trends and patterns and to identify emerging economic trends. Just as television uses the rating services to determine which are the most watched programs and to influence the shows and commercials we watch, the Internet community relies on participants of the RelevantKnowledge this service to understand the likes and dislikes of Internet users and to discern any patterns that may impact the success or viability of e-commerce and other business enterprises. As a knowledge provider, our goal is to understand your online and offline research and buying habits, but not to influence them. For this reason, we do not advertise on our site nor do we release your name or other contact information to third parties for direct marketing purposes. RelevantKnowledge This service is a service of comScore Networks, Inc. ( and that assists comScore Networks in providing information on Internet trends and usage activity.

What information is collected?

Once you accept this User License Agreement, and configure your computer to use the RelevantKnowledge this service, you will be given the opportunity to participate in a variety of survey opportunities. You will be notified about these opportunities by e-mail and by pop-up surveys. If available, we will obtain your contact information and some basic demographic information about you from companies that help introduce our service to you. In addition, our service may collect additional information about your household's Internet behavior, and that of any other computers used by members of your household, that you have configured to use the RelevantKnowledge this service. We may also collect certain basic hardware, software and computer configuration information about the computer that is connected to our service including such data as the speed of the computer processor, its memory capacities, and Internet connection speed. This information is then combined with your survey responses and other RelevantKnowledge participant data collected to create an understanding of Internet e-commerce. RelevantKnowledge This service monitors your Internet surfing, by routing your Internet activities through our service and logging information about the web pages that you visit and the actions that you take, such as the purchases and transactions you make. RelevantKnowledge This service can only monitor the Internet behavior and activity of your household's configured computers. As a participant, you therefore control which computers the RelevantKnowledgethis service is available on. RelevantKnowledge This service monitors all of your Internet behavior, including both the normal web browsing you perform, and also the activity you may have through secure sessions, such as when filling a shopping basket or filling out an application form that may include personal financial or health information. RelevantKnowledge's This service's proprietary and patent pending technology allows us to see the details of secure pages while protecting such content from parties other than the site to which you are connected. We monitor not only the Internet connections of our users so we can not only accurately and anonymously model the browsing habits of Interne

Signatures: process: rk.exe: MD5 Hash: 4bfeaf7c9e9faa1ee55... process: rk.exe: MD5 Hash: 6aecccd6b6bbad4fa3c... process: rk.exe: MD5 Hash: 41bae5215de2463759f... process: rk.exe: MD5 Hash: 43e7627f29b46c26b91... process: rk.exe: MD5 Hash: 2c44ebbc9a5c0f6577b... process: ossproxy.exe: MD5 Hash: afe4c0d8c4b025c0b54... process: rlvknlg.exe: MD5 Hash: 48b8aa20a85ab49435b... process: mrkscr.exe: MD5 Hash: 48b8aa20a85ab49435b... process: rlvknlg.exe: MD5 Hash: 8f15f4738c1d6baa450... process: amrkscr.exe: MD5 Hash: 4f66b4be05929b0139d... process: rlvknlg.exe: MD5 Hash: eddc36af69f81a65b50..
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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