Virus Profile: Adware-Bprotect

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Virus Profile information details
Risk Assessment: Home N/A | Corporate N/A
Date Discovered: 6/25/2013
Date Added: 6/25/2013
Origin: Unknown
Length: Varies
Type: PUP
Subtype: Adware
DAT Required: 7122
Removal Instructions


This software is not a virus or a Trojan. It is detected as a "potentially unwanted program" (PUP). PUPs are any piece of software that a reasonably security- or privacy-minded computer user may want to be informed of and, in some cases, remove. PUPs are often made by a legitimate corporate entity for some beneficial purpose, but they alter the security state of the computer on which they are installed, or the privacy posture of the user of the system, such that most users will want to be aware of them.

Aliases –

Fortinet    -    Adware/Bprotect
Symantec    -    Adware.GoonSquad
Trend               -           ADW_GOONSQUAD