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AdsAlert

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:49:39 AM
Type:
Misleading Application
Infection Length:
561
Publisher:
PcPrivacy Software
Risk Impact:
Medium
File Names:
adsalert.exeadsalert.chm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows XP

Behavior


AdsAlert is a program that may give exaggerated reports of threats on the compromised computer. It will then prompt the user to purchase a registered version of the software in order to remove the reported threats.

Symptoms


One or more file detected as AdsAlert

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Initial Daily Certified version April 20, 2006
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date April 24, 2006
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