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AdwareSheriff

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:50:26 AM
Type:
Misleading Application
Publisher:
adwaresheriff.com
Risk Impact:
Medium
File Names:
asheriff.exe,adwaresheriff_setup.exe
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

Behavior


AdwareSheriff is a security risk that may give exaggerated reports of threats on the computer. The program then prompts the user to purchase a registered version of the software in order to remove the reported threats.

Symptoms


One or more files detected as AdwareSheriff..

Transmission


The risk must be manually installed.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version June 16, 2006
  • Latest Rapid Release version June 5, 2008 revision 039
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 16, 2006
  • Latest Daily Certified version June 5, 2008 revision 051
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date June 21, 2006
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