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


February 13, 2007 11:37:35 AM
Spyware Labs Inc
Risk Impact:
File Names:
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP


Adware.AdDestroyer claims to be a spyware remover, but it sets itself to run when Windows starts and remains memory resident on the compromised computer. When it runs, the software will periodically attempt to contact a server to download updates and instructions.

Some versions may display pop-up advertisements in Internet Explorer, claiming that the computer is at risk and that the user should purchase an upgrade to AdDestroyer.


The files are detected as Adware.AdDestroyer.


This adware program 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 February 1, 2015 revision 020
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 4, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date June 9, 2004
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