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Adware.SP2Update

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:46:09 AM
Type:
Adware
Version:
1.00
Publisher:
n\a
Risk Impact:
High
File Names:
sp2update.exe
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

Behavior


Adware.SP2Update tracks URLs visited and search terms entered into Internet Explorer windows. This information is then used to display targeted advertisements on the compromised computer.

Symptoms


Files are detected as Adware.SP2Update

Transmission


This can be installed as part of another product's install.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version August 8, 2005
  • Latest Rapid Release version July 23, 2011 revision 034
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 8, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version July 24, 2011 revision 003
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date August 10, 2005
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