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Virus:ADWARE/GFilter.Gen2
Date discovered:19/04/2013
Type:Adware
In the wild:No
Reported Infections:Medium
Distribution Potential:Low
Damage Potential:Low
Static file:No
VDF version:7.11.73.124 - Friday, April 19, 2013
IVDF version:7.11.73.124 - Friday, April 19, 2013
Engine version:7.09.01.33

 General ADWARE/ - Adware

This class of detection flags software that display ads, usually in the internet browser by modifying displayed pages or opening aditional pages with ads. These adware programs are usually installed by the users themselves or come with other software that the users install themselves (usually in exchange for using the software for free or as a default install option).

Users might be unaware that this software was installed or of its behaviour. This detection is meant to flag the file and the behaviour as part of legitimate ad displaying software.

This detection can be disabled and is recommended if the user is aware of the software installed on his/her system and doesn't want this type of software to be detected.
Method of propagation:
   • No own spreading routine


Platforms / OS:
   • Windows 2000
   • Windows XP
   • Windows 2003
   • Windows Vista
   • Windows Server 2008
   • Windows 7

 Special detection  ADWARE/GFilter.Gen2

Description:
A generic detection routine designed to detect common family characteristics shared in several variants.

This special detection routine was developed in order to detect unknown variants and will be enhanced continuously.


Version history:
The following engine updates were released in order to enhance detection:

   •  8.2.12.30   ( 18/04/2013 )

Description inserted by Martin Muench on Saturday, April 20, 2013
Description updated by Martin Muench on Saturday, April 20, 2013

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