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Adware.Magicads

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:34:41 AM
Type:
Adware
Risk Impact:
Medium
File Names:
madise.dll,maAd.exe
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior


Adware.Magicads is a browser helper object that is used to display pop-up advertisements.

Symptoms


The files on the system are detected as Adware.Magicads. These files have reportedly been found in the Windows folder, though it is possible that they may be found elsewhere.

Transmission


This adware component must be manually installed or installed as a component of another program.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version March 23, 2017 revision 037
  • Initial Daily Certified version October 2, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 23, 2017 revision 041
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date October 8, 2003
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