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Adware.FakeMessage

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:38:42 AM
Type:
Adware
Risk Impact:
High
File Names:
Services.exe
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

Behavior


Displays fake Windows error messages stating that spyware was detected on the computer and directs the user to download software.

Symptoms


Your Symantec product detects this threat as Adware.FakeMessage.
  • A fake Windows error message is displayed stating that Spyware was detected on the computer.


Transmission


This adware must be manually installed.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version December 24, 2014 revision 036
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 3, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version July 8, 2013 revision 002
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date August 4, 2004
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