Emsisoft Malware Information

Name: Adware.Win32.PriceGong


Note: There is no detailed description of this malware available. Please refer to the following category description:


Adware (or Spyware) describes a specific group of trojans that try to compromise your privacy by spying on you or annoying you with advertising. Adware usually doesn't destroy files on your computer, but may manipulate browser settings and other configurations. Adware may collect your personal information or your computer's information in some cases.

Emsisoft currently detects the following types of Adware:

Ad supported software

Usually describes software which is included or bundled with  a program as a plugin to display ads. However, besides showing harmless ads, Adware may also collects user specific information with or without the user's consent. Most adware sends the collected user information to a central server for the purpose of delivering targeted advertising. Some of them use cookies to track which websites the user visits.


HiJackers are pieces of software which hijack other programs to use their rights or change their behaviour. HiJackers manipulate e.g. the browser's search and homepage defaults or redirect specific website requests to other webservers. Some HiJackers manipulate websites you visit.

PopUp trojans

PopUp Trojans are Spyware programs which infiltrate your system and annoy you with popup advertising windows and messages.


Spyware collects information which is used to create a user profile. This profile can but need not include personal information. In many cases the user profile only includes information about the computer system, such as:

- Operating System details
- Information about other installed programs
- Hardware information like CPU, memory, video and sound card details
- Internet connection details
- Hardware drivers information
- Other collected information

This information can be more or less anonymous, but the software may send this information covertly without the user's knowledge to a server which collects it.


Read more about Adware and Spyware in our knowledgebase article: What is Spyware.. really?

Removal instructions for Adware PriceGong:

Emsisoft Anti-Malware detects this and the full version of the software could have prevented it from becoming active. Our experts in the forum will help you to remove Adware PriceGong thoroughly for free.

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