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


February 13, 2007 11:40:59 AM
Risk Impact:
File Names:
upmod.dll udpmod-1.dll questmod.dll questmod-1.dll tl7000.dll
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP


Adware.Sa is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that hijacks URLs and may upload system information. It may also dial high-cost numbers using existing modem connections.

Note: Detections dated April 1st, 2005 or earlier may detect this adware as Adware.SurfAssistant.


One or more files are detected as Adware.Sa.


Adware.Sa must be manually installed.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version December 17, 2016 revision 021
  • Initial Daily Certified version November 29, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version December 18, 2016 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date December 1, 2004
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