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Adware.WhileUSurf

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:43:16 AM
Type:
Adware
Publisher:
Razor Media
Risk Impact:
High
File Names:
wys.dll wys5.dll wys.exe
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

Behavior


Adware.WhileUSurf is an adware that displays a large number of advertisements in Internet Explorer.

Symptoms


Presence of the following files:
    • wys.dll
    • wys5.dll
Your Symantec product detects the files as Adware.WhileUSurf.

Transmission


This adware is usually installed by browsing malicious Web sites on the Internet.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version April 18, 2005
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version April 18, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date April 20, 2005
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