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.


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Technical Details

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:


Date Created: 2008-10-02 14:32:28.0

Date Last Modified: 2008-10-02 15:53:21.0