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System Infected: Adware.Tickerbar Activity

Severity: Medium

This attack could pose a moderate security threat. It does not require immediate action.

Description

This signature detects Adware.Tickerbar communicating and requesting information from its controlling server.

Additional Information

When Adware.TickerBar runs, it does the following:

1. Sends system information to a server.

2. Can update itself.

Affected

  • Windows 2000
  • Windows 95
  • Windows 98
  • Windows Me
  • Windows NT
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows XP

Response

The following instructions pertain to all Symantec antivirus products that support Security Risk detection.

Note: Removing this adware component from the system will likely cause the program that installed it to not function as intended. The uninstaller generally identifies the programs that will not work after uninstallation.

1. Update the definitions.
2. Run a full system scan and delete all the files detected as Adware.TickerBar.
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