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


July 25, 2016 3:32:50 PM
Infection Length:
Risk Impact:
Systems Affected:
Linux, Mac, Solaris, Windows


Adware.Gen.3 is a generic detection for individual adware variations for which specific definitions have not been created. A generic detection is used because it protects against adware variations that share similar characteristics.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version July 24, 2016
  • Latest Rapid Release version October 4, 2016 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version July 24, 2016
  • Latest Daily Certified version October 5, 2016 revision 002
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date July 27, 2016
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STAR Antimalware Protection Technologies
2016 Internet Security Threat Report, Volume 21
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