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May 18, 2010 11:30:27 AM
Risk Impact:
Systems Affected:
Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000


WS.Adware.3 is a cloud based detection for files that have the characteristics of adware.

Adware is a type of program that facilitates delivery for advertising content to the user, and in some cases gathers information from the user's computer, including information related to Internet browser usage or other computer habits.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 27, 2009
  • Latest Rapid Release version April 20, 2010 revision 025
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 27, 2009 revision 005
  • Latest Daily Certified version April 20, 2010 revision 024
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date April 1, 2009
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