Detect Date 01/17/2017
Class Adware
Platform Win32

Adware of this family downloads other applications at URLs coded in the body of the adware. The adware often uses virus-like techniques to appear on the user’s computer in a hidden way. It also collects and transmits various marketing-related information about the user.

Geographical distribution of attacks by the AdWare.Win32.ELEX family

Geographical distribution of attacks during the period from 17 January 2016 to 17 January 2017

Top 10 countries with most attacked users (% of total attacks)

Country % of users attacked worldwide*
1 Russian Federation 24.79
2 Germany 7.91
3 India 7.00
4 Vietnam 6.23
5 Brazil 6.07
6 France 4.42
7 Poland 3.56
8 Italy 3.13
9 Spain 2.81
10 Mexico 2.38

* Percentage among all unique Kaspersky users worldwide attacked by this adware

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