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Adware.AdDestroyer

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:37:35 AM
Type:
Adware
Publisher:
Spyware Labs Inc
Risk Impact:
Medium
File Names:
AdDestroyer.exe
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

Behavior


Adware.AdDestroyer claims to be a spyware remover, but it sets itself to run when Windows starts and remains memory resident on the compromised computer. When it runs, the software will periodically attempt to contact a server to download updates and instructions.

Some versions may display pop-up advertisements in Internet Explorer, claiming that the computer is at risk and that the user should purchase an upgrade to AdDestroyer.

Symptoms


The files are detected as Adware.AdDestroyer.

Transmission


This adware program must be manually installed or installed as a component of another program.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version June 4, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 4, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date June 9, 2004
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