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WS.Adware.1

Updated:
May 14, 2010 2:26:44 PM
Type:
Adware
Risk Impact:
High
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP

Behavior

WS.Adware.1 is a cloud based detection for files that have the characteristics of adware.

Adware is a type of program that facilitates delivery for advertising content to the user, and in some cases gathers information from the user's computer, including information related to Internet browser usage or other computer habits.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 27, 2009
  • Latest Rapid Release version March 27, 2009
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 27, 2009 revision 005
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 27, 2009 revision 005
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date April 1, 2009
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