This component is part of ABetterInternet.Ceres
Component Name: Buddy.exe
Description of : ABetterInternet.Ceres is a Transponder variant that shows pop-up ads by creating an ad-serving process called Buddy.exe, that runs each time a popup is opened. It connects to a specific controlling server master.mx-targeting.com. Aside from delivering pop-up ads, it also sends back your Web browsing information to its server and silently downloads updates and arbitrary codes that it executes.
Recommendation for :
This is a dangerous threat. Removal is the best option for this program.
Browser Hijacker: No
Commercial Keylogger: No
Remote Administration Tool: No
Company Name: ABetterInternet
Methods of Distribution: This Transponder variant is installed via ActiveX download on certain affiliate sites.
Release Date: 4-Dec