Threat description


Category: Spyware
Type: Adware
Platform: W32


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.


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.


More information on scanning and removal options available in your F-Secure product can be found in the Help Center.

You may also refer to the Knowledge Base on the F-Secure Community site for more information.

Contact Support

For further assistance, F-Secure customers can request support online via the Request support or the Chat forms on our Home - Global site.

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: 2006-01-01 08:43:52.0

Description Last Modified: 2006-01-01 00:00:00.0

Description Details: 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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