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AdRotator Adware Information

Name: AdRotator
Category: Adware
Advice: Remove
Risk: Elevated Risk Elevated threats are usually threats that fall into the range of adware in which data about a user's habits are tracked and sent back to a server for analysis without your consent or knowledge.
Description: AdRotator is an ad exchange program which delivers advertisements to users computer.

AdRotator continuously displays a fake Windows error message and directs you to download software.

This adware tries to connect to random ports and so creates security issues as outsiders are given access to internal files.

AdRotator downloads updates of itself from specified Internet addresses listed in its body. It also downloads ads and displays them as popups in the system.

AdRotator also downloads data from advertisements and saves them its log files. It also changes the Internet Explorer search assistant.

AdRotator generally comes bundled with another program, which usually discloses the fact that it is ad-supported. Users agree to have the Adware installed in the license agreement, although they may not realise at first that this file was packaged with the product they installed.

It may also degrade network performance of an organisation and use large amounts of storage.

Signatures: process: mwsvm.exe: MD5 Hash: ... process: slmss.exe: MD5 Hash: ... process: csrss.exe: MD5 Hash: ... process: hyperlinker1.exe: MD5 Hash: 506a496cbc1449bf75a... process: slmss.exe: MD5 Hash: 9aba091b6ec74965b19... process: slmss.exe: MD5 Hash: ee8265f65a7e5fdaed5..
Type: Adware - Adware is generally software that displays advertisements. Some advertisers may covertly install adware on your system and generate a stream of unsolicited advertisements that can clutter your desktop and affect your productivity. The advertisements may also contain pornographic or other material that you might find inappropriate. The extra processing required to track you or to display advertisements can tax your computer and hurt your system performance.



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