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Adware.TopAV

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:43:35 AM
Type:
Adware
Publisher:
topantivirus.biz
Risk Impact:
High
File Names:
svchosts.exe,svchosts.dll
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior


Adware.TopAV replaces the Windows wallpaper with a wallpaper displaying fake virus alert message containing links to the topantivirus.biz domain.

Symptoms


Files are detected as Adware.TopAV.
The Windows wallpaper is replaced by a virus alert message.

Transmission


The adware must be manually installed.

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 April 27, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 23, 2017 revision 041
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date April 27, 2005
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