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System Infected: Adware.Adroar Update Activity

Severity: High

This attack could pose a serious security threat. You should take immediate action to stop any damage or prevent further damage from happening.

Description

This signature detects the adware Adroar's update request.

Additional Information

If the system is infected with Adroar spyware, it periodically checks if a newer version of its software is available.

Adware:
Programs that facilitate delivery of advertising content to the user through their own window, or by utilizing another program's interface. In some cases, these programs may gather information from the user's computer, including information related to Internet browser usage or other computing habits, and relay this information back to a remote computer or other location in cyberspace.

Adware can be downloaded from Web sites (typically in shareware or freeware), email messages, and instant messengers. Additionally, a user may unknowingly receive and/or trigger adware by accepting an End User License Agreement from a software program linked to the adware, or from visiting a Web site that downloads the adware with or without an End User License Agreement.

Affected

  • Windows

Response

For instructions on how to remove this installation from your network, reference Symantec Security Response. See the reference link below.
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