Home Malware Programs Adware AdStartup


Posted: March 2, 2006

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 2/10
Infected PCs: 32
First Seen: July 24, 2009
OS(es) Affected: Windows

AdStartup is an adware program that monitors your web surfing habits and then transmits this information back to its parent server in order to build a marketing profile associated with your computer. AdStartup is a variant of AdLogix. In some cases, this parasite is installed with a rootkit to prevent detection and removal.