Adware.Dropper

Classification

Spyware

Adware

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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.

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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.

Date Created: Dan Nye, November 18th, 2005;

Date Last Modified: Stefan Lundstrom, November 18th, 2005; Eszura Ibrahim, January 15, 2007; Eszura Ibrahim, January 15, 2007