Adware: A type of Advertising Display Software that delivers advertising content potentially in a manner or context that may be unexpected and unwanted by consumers.
Many adware applications also perform tracking functions, and therefore may also be categorized as Tracking Technologies.
Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it may block the file from running, move it to the quarantine where it cannot spread or cause harm, or ask you to select an action.
A False Positive is when a file is incorrectly detected as harmful, usually because its code or behavior resembles known harmful programs. A False Positive will usually be fixed in a subsequent database update without any action needed on your part. If you wish, you may also:
Check for the latest database updates
First check if your F-Secure security program is using the latest detection database updates, then try scanning the file again.
Submit a sample
After checking, if you still believe the file is incorrectly detected, you can submit a sample of it for re-analysis.
NOTE If the file was moved to quarantine, you need to collect the file from quarantine before you can submit it.
Exclude a file from further scanning
If you are certain that the file is safe and want to continue using it, you can exclude it from further scanning by the F-Secure security product.
Note You need administrative rights to change the settings.
Adware:W32/AdRotator.GEN detects multiple variants of AdRotator adware.
AdRotator, also known as BannerRotator, displays pop-up based advertisements at random intervals.
The adware is installed to the %system32% folder.
It has an auto-update ability, and it uses registry BHO and Run keys as launch points.
Example connection attempts: