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


December 3, 2014 4:19:00 PM
Potentially Unwanted App
Risk Impact:
Systems Affected:
Linux, Mac, Solaris, Windows


PUA.Downloader is a generic detection for many individual Security Risks that share the primary functionality of downloading content and for which specific definitions have not been created. A generic detection is used because it protects against many Security Risks that share similar characteristics.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 14, 2018 revision 016
  • Initial Daily Certified version July 17, 2014 revision 001
  • Latest Daily Certified version February 14, 2018 revision 007
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date July 23, 2014
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