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WinPup Adware Information

Name: WinPup
Category: Adware
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.
Signatures: ysTime, Comms,Trojan.Win32.Revop, Win32/Revop.A, TROJ_WINPUP.B Threat 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. Advice: Remove Threat 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: Winpup is an adware component that generates large amounts of pop-up advertisements. Winpup, also known as Comms and TROJ_WINPUP.B, open pop up windows. Winpup is bundled with Free History Cleaner. Winpup renames itself each time the process is started, making it both hard to find and remove. The Trojan copies itself to the Windows system folder as a randomly named EXE and creates registry entries under the following key so that it runs during the Windows startup process
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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