Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP
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.
The files are detected as Adware.AdDestroyer.
This adware program must be manually installed or installed as a component of another program.
Antivirus Protection Dates
Initial Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
Latest Rapid Release version February 1, 2015 revision 020
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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