1. Symantec/
  2. Security Response/
  3. PUA.Gen.5


January 2, 2015 11:24:57 AM
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PUA.Gen.5 is a generic detection for many individual but varied potentially unwanted applications for which specific definitions have not been created. A generic detection is used because it protects against many potentially unwanted applications that share similar characteristics.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 17, 2014 revision 008
  • Latest Rapid Release version January 16, 2018 revision 004
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 18, 2014 revision 003
  • Latest Daily Certified version January 16, 2018 revision 008
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date January 7, 2015
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