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Adware.Windupdates

Adware.Windupdates

Updated:
January 24, 2007
Infection Length:
Varies
Risk Impact:
High
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior

Adware.Windupdates is a program that downloads other security risks onto the compromised computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 02, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version March 23, 2017 revision 037
  • Initial Daily Certified version April 19, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 23, 2017 revision 041
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date April 20, 2005
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Adware.Windupdates is a program that downloads other security risks onto the compromised computer.

Once executed, the risk downloads the following security risks from the windupdates.com domain:
Adware.WinAd
Adware.MediaPass
Adware.WinTaskAd
Adware.SyncroAd