Threat Description

Adware: W32/FunWebAdware: ​W32/FunWebTrojan.Funweb.A, AdWare.Win32.FunWeb

Details

Category: Spyware
Type: Adware
Platform: W32

Summary


This program delivers advertising content to the user. It is usually annoying but harmless, unless it is combined with spyware or trackware.


Removal


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

If you are aware of and accept any potential risk associated with this program, you can configure the F-Secure security product to exclude it from scanning.

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 Submit A Sample (SAS) page.

More scanning & removal options

More information on scanning and removal options available in your F-Secure product can be found in the Help Center.

You may also refer to the Knowledge Base on the F-Secure Community site for more information.

Contact Support

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Technical Details


Adware:W32/FunWeb is a family of adware programs that typically display unsolicited advertising content, usually in the form of pop-up windows during the web browsing session or on the desktop.

FunWeb variants are usually distributed bundled with other desired programs, such as games, browser plug-ins or utility programs.

Specific variants in the FunWeb family may perform additional unauthorized actions, such as redirecting the web browser home page or downloading additional components onto the machine.




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