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WS.Adware.3

WS.Adware.3

Updated:
May 18, 2010
Risk Impact:
Low
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior

WS.Adware.3 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 October 02, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version October 02, 2014 revision 022
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 27, 2009 revision 005
  • Latest Daily Certified version April 20, 2010 revision 024
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date April 01, 2009
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A file detected by this detection name is a type of adware program. 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.

This Symantec detection technology allows cloud-enabled Symantec products to leverage real-time protection against the latest risks to appear on the threat landscape. The technology receives input about the attributes of software files (applications, drivers, and DLLs) from multiple sources, including:

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