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Adware.SpywareNuker

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:33:43 AM
Type:
Adware
Version:
1.x
Publisher:
TrekBlue
Risk Impact:
Low
File Names:
SpywareNukerInstaller.exe
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

Behavior


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.

Symptoms


Files on the system detected as Adware.SpywareNuker.
  • Computer attempts to connect to www.spywarenuker.com.


Transmission


This adware program has to be installed manually.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version November 21, 2014 revision 020
  • 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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