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.
Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.
Detailed instructions for F-Secure security products are available in the documentation found in the Downloads section of our Home - Global site.
You may also refer to the Knowledge Base on the F-Secure Community site for further assistance.
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