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Yhe1

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While asking for help in removing spyware here, Combofix picked up Tencent QQ (A chinese made IM application) as a virus and quaratined it. Problem is, Tencent QQ is an application that I actually use so I want to keep it. Any help regarding QQ's threat level or things I can do would be great. Thank you.
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This application is adware. Adware is not normally a threat, but is usually considered a nuisance. It might have been installed by another application. It can pop up advertisements even if you have a popup blocker on your computer. It can monitor your computer usage to generate ads that you are more likely to respond to. Adware can consume processing power and network bandwidth, thus slowing down your computer and interrupting your workflow.

You may choose to keep it and keep having those ads pop up, if you don't mind.

~Kelvin
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