Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP
Adware.SpywareNuker is a downloader program from the 2002-2004 time frame used in connection with an older version of SpywareNuker software licensed from a third party. The downloader was also included in various adware bundles available for download on the Internet.
When initially tested, the Adware.SpywareNuker downloader file displayed an advertisement, and had the ability to download software with additional functionality without user notification. Symantec does not detect the Spyware Nuker software released beginning in 2004.
Note: May break Layered Service Provider(LSP) in Windows TCP/IP leading to loss of networking capabilities.
Files on the system detected as Adware.SpywareNuker.
Computer attempts to connect to www.spywarenuker.com.
This adware program has to be installed manually.
Antivirus Protection Dates
Initial Rapid Release version September 8, 2003
Latest Rapid Release version April 6, 2011 revision 005
Initial Daily Certified version September 8, 2003
Latest Daily Certified version April 6, 2011 revision 025
Initial Weekly Certified release date September 10, 2003
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