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  4. System Infected: Adware.Gen Activity 2

System Infected: Adware.Gen Activity 2

Severity: Low

This attack poses a minor threat. Corrective action may not be possible or is not required.

Description

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

Additional Information

Adware and PUAs are known to download and execute Malicious applications which can harm the system and can steal data.

Affected

  • Various

Response

Unless otherwise known, any unintended Adware/PUA Activity in this network traffic should be treated as Malicious. Actions should be taken to suspend and audit the communication and potentially block this network Activity from further communication.

If you want to block this traffic, refer following link:
https://support.symantec.com/en_US/article.HOWTO80883.html
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