Virus

Adware/Cinmus

Analysis

  • Adware/Cinmus is classified as Adware.   Adware are software components that display unsolicited advertisements.
  • This is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that is installed on Microsoft Internet Explorer.

  • For additional information about Adware, and how Fortinet classifies Spyware threats please see Fortinet's paper in PDF format:
    Spyware Classification and Terms.

  • Recommended Action

      FortiGate systems:
    • check the main screen using the web interface to ensure the latest AV/NIDS database has been downloaded and installed -- if required, enable the " Allow Push Update" option

    • FortiClient systems:

    • Quarantine/Delete infected files detected and replace infected files with clean backup copies