Virus

Adware/AdClicker

Analysis


Adware/AdClicker is classified as Adware.   Adware are software components that display unsolicited advertisements.
This adware displays a great number of unsolicited pop-up windows with the user's Internet browser aiming to have the user click on one of them. When the user clicks on one of them, profits are generated through the advertisements which run under a payment system depending on the number of clicks.
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 for your FortiGate unit to ensure that the latest AV/NIDS database has been downloaded and installed on your system - if required, enable the 'Allow Push Update' option.
    FortiClient Systems
  • Quarantine/delete files that are detected and replace infected files with clean backup copies.