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Category:  Spyware

Type:  Adware

Platform:  W32

Aliases:  Adware:W32/Baidu.gen!B


A generic detection has identified a program or file that has code similar to advertising software associated with a popular Chinese search engine.

Generic detections are broad patterns of code or behavior that are used by security software to identify programs or files. If you suspect the detected file has been incorrectly identified, go to: Removal: Resolving a False Positive.


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Resolving a False Positive

Security programs will sometimes unintentionally identify a clean program or file as harmful if its code or behavior is similar to a known harmful program or file. This is known as a False Positive.

If you suspect the detected file is a False Positive, you may take the following actions:

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Technical Details

This detection identifies advertising software associated with the known Chinese search engine. This detection is part of a series that includes:

  • Adware:W32/Baidu.gen!B

Date Created: 2010-06-23 11:36:23.0

Date Last Modified: 2010-07-06 07:59:23.0