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Adware.Windupdates

Adware.Windupdates

Updated:
24 January 2007
Infection Length:
Varies
Risk Impact:
High
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior

Adware.Windupdates is a program that downloads other security risks onto the compromised computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version 02 October 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version 07 May 2019 revision 006
  • Initial Daily Certified version 19 April 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version 07 May 2019 revision 008
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date 20 April 2005
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Adware.Windupdates is a program that downloads other security risks onto the compromised computer.

Once executed, the risk downloads the following security risks from the windupdates.com domain:
Adware.WinAd
Adware.MediaPass
Adware.WinTaskAd
Adware.SyncroAd