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PUA.Gen.6

Updated:
March 19, 2015 10:59:06 AM
Type:
Potentially Unwanted App
Infection Length:
Varies
Risk Impact:
Medium
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior

PUA.Gen.6 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 potentially unwanted applications with similar characteristics.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 18, 2015 revision 009
  • Latest Rapid Release version January 11, 2018 revision 021
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 18, 2015 revision 016
  • Latest Daily Certified version January 12, 2018 revision 002
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 25, 2015
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