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#1 kat.erina

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 07:45 AM

Spyware doctor has detected 58 infections.
Common Components for WhenU

Threat Level: Info & PUAs

Author: WhenU.com Inc

Description: Common Components shared between WhenU products like ClockSync, SaveNow, SideFinder and WeatherCast.

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 09:09 AM

WhenU[quote]This is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) detection. It is not a virus or trojan. PUPs are any piece of software which a reasonably security-or privacy-minded computer user may want to be informed of.[quote] See here.

"WhenU is a global desktop advertising network that enables consumers to receive popular software for free by agreeing to see ads instead of paying a fee. It is bundled with various software programs. Some vendors allow you to download their software without the WhenU package (i.e. weatherwatcher) while others do not. Those that include the bundle may lose functionality if it is removed.

SaveNow is a add-on product distributed by Bearshare, DivX player, Imesh, and a few other downloadable programs. It tracks what websites a person visits and then pops up separate browser windows with targeted advertisements and special offers. It continuously is downloading updated information about new offers and collects a variety of information.

For more info on ClockSync and SaveNow see
here.
For more info on Sidefinder see
here and here.
For more info on WeatherCast see
here.
For more info on WhenU see
here.

Because of legal issues some anti-malware vendors have stopped detecting WhenU as Adware. You may want to consider uninstalling products such as these and look for better alternatives.
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