1. Symantec/
  2. Security Response/
  3. PUA.VirusBurst


June 29, 2015 10:36:44 AM
Also Known As:
SpyDawn [Sophos]
Potentially Unwanted App
SpyLock; SpyLocked; Spy dawn; Spydawn.com
Risk Impact:
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP


PUA.VirusBurst is a misleading application that is installed without user notification or consent by a Trojan.

Note: Virus definitions dated June 26, 2015 or earlier detect this threat as VirusBurst.

It has been reported that this misleading application may also be distributed under the name SpyLocked.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version June 26, 2015 revision 008
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 6, 2006
  • Latest Daily Certified version June 26, 2015 revision 019
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date September 6, 2006
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