1. Symantec/
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  3. Adware.Netpal


February 13, 2007 11:36:12 AM
Mindset Interactive, netpalnow.com
Risk Impact:
File Names:
Netpal.dll,or variants of this file name,such as N3tpa1.dll.
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP


Adware.Netpal is a Browser Helper Object that tracks Web-browsing habits, and may display targeted pop-up advertisements.


  • Existence of any files detected as Adware.Netpal.
  • Existence of registry keys that adware created (see the "Technical Details" section for details).
  • Internet Explorer may be unusually slow or unstable.


Must be manually installed, or as a component of another program. It may be bundled with other adware applications, such as Adware.FOne.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version December 21, 2016 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 18, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version December 21, 2016 revision 025
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date December 23, 2003
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