1. Symantec/
  2. Security Response/
  3. Adware.Downreceive


February 13, 2007 11:32:55 AM
Acceleration Software International Corp.
Risk Impact:
File Names:
eac_ drec.dll,download.exe
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP


Adware.Downreceive installs an adware program that contacts a remote server and downloads and displays advertisements on the compromised computer.


The files are detected as Adware.Downreceive.


This adware program must be manually installed. However, there are several programs that have Adware.Downreceive within them and that install it as the program itself is installed.

Note: Since late 2002, Adware.Downreceive appears to have been disassociated with eAcceleration products.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 1, 2015 revision 020
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 18, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date August 18, 2003
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