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09 January 2007
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AdwareRemover is a program that simulates detection of threats on the 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 09 January 2007
  • Latest Daily Certified version 07 May 2019 revision 008
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date 10 January 2007
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AdwareRemover is a program that simulates detection of threats on the computer.

When the program executes, it creates the following file:
%UserProfile%\Desktop\ADS Adware Remover.lnk

The program also creates the following folders:
%ProgramFiles%\ADS Adware Remover
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\ADS Adware Remover

Next, the program creates the following registry subkeys:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ADS Adware Remover_is1
HKEY_ALL_USERS\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MenuOrder\Start Menu\Programs\ADS Adware Remover
HKEY_ALL_USERS\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MenuOrder\Start Menu2\Programs\ADS Adware Remover

The program contains malware scan functionality. The program runs the scan and reports a number of false positives. It then requires the user to purchase the application so that the pretend infections can be cleaned.