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


February 13, 2007 11:49:36 AM
Risk Impact:
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP


Adware.PowerScan is an adware program that may give exaggerated reports of potential risks on the computer. The program then prompts the user to purchase a registered version of the software in order to remove the reported files.


Your Symantec program detects Adware.PowerScan.


Adware.PowerScan must be manually installed.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version December 6, 2016 revision 025
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 5, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version December 7, 2016 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 10, 2005
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