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Adware.DreamAd

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:37:00 AM
Type:
Adware
Risk Impact:
High
File Names:
SMSS.exe
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

Behavior


Adware.DreamAd is an adware component that continuously fetches new advertisements from a predefined server and displays them on the user's computer.

Symptoms


Your Symantec program detects this threat as Adware.DreamAd.

Transmission


This adware component may be manually installed, downloaded from a Web site, or installed as a component of another program.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version June 1, 2007
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 1, 2007
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date April 1, 2004
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