Threat Description

Adware.Dropper

Details

Category: Spyware
Type: Adware
Platform: W32

Summary



Adware.Dropper is a family of installers that installs adware without properly notifying the user.

In order to be considered proper notification, bundled adware must have at least one screen that requires user interaction to accept the license agreement. The page should contain the names of any adware and a brief note about the implications it may have for the user. There should also be a link to a webpage where more information about the software is available.



Removal



Automatic Disinfection

Allow F-Secure Anti-Virus to disinfect the relevant files.

For more general information on disinfection, please see Removal Instructions.



Technical Details



The Adware.Dropper family contains files which are known to drop advertising contents, but are not categorized as Trojans. This could be custom built Wise Installers, or installers for a software which also drop ad contents onto the system.





Description Created: Dan Nye, November 18th, 2005;
Technical Details: Stefan Lundstrom, November 18th, 2005;
Description Last Modified: Eszura Ibrahim, January 15, 2007; Eszura Ibrahim, January 15, 2007


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