Threat Description



Category: Spyware
Type: Adware
Platform: W32


Adware.eMusic adds advertisement links on the desktop and start menu to eMusic's website. eMusic collects and shares a user's personal information with 3rd parties.


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically quarantine the suspect file and prompt the user to select a further desired action.

Quarantine is a safe repository for files that may be harmful. A quarantined file can be restored or, if you decide so, deleted.

Excluding a file from scanning

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Suspect a False Alarm?

If you suspect a file has been incorrectly identified as malicious, (that is, it is a False Alarm or a False Positive), please first ensure your F-Secure security program is up-to-date with the latest detection database updates, then rescan the suspect file.

If you continue to suspect a False Alarm, you may submit a sample of the suspect file to our Security Labs for further analysis via the Sample Analysis System (SAS).

More scanning & removal options

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Contact Support

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Technical Details

Adware from eMusic adds links on the desktop and start menu to their offering a free download of 50 MP3 music files. To receive these files, you must register your full name and other personal details with eMusic. This information is shared to unknown 3rd parties such as advertisement companies. The eMusic installer has no license agreement and has no functionality to cancel the install.

Description Created: 2006-01-01 09:49:43.0

Description Last Modified: 2006-03-15 14:54:13.0


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