Adware/PullUpdate

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Adware/PullUpdate is a generic detection for software that automatically displays advertisements while the program is running. Adware is often not malicious, but unwanted. Although its behaviors are more controllable than malware, a user is often unaware of its being installed on the local machine.
Typical behaviors of advertising can be a window popping up while surfing on some websites, or unwanted items silently installed along with a desired software, and so on. Below are screenshots of some of the installation packages:


  • Figure 1: Installation prompt example 1.


  • Figure 2: Installation prompt example 2.

recommended-action-logoRecommended Action

  • Make sure that your FortiGate/FortiClient system is using the latest AV database.
  • Quarantine/delete files that are detected and replace infected files with clean backup copies.

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Detection Availability

FortiGate
FortiClient
FortiAPS
FortiAPU
FortiMail
FortiSandbox
FortiWeb
Web Application Firewall
FortiIsolator
FortiDeceptor
FortiEDR

Version Updates

Date Version Detail
2024-02-29 92.02027
2024-02-29 92.02022
2024-02-28 92.02002
2024-02-28 92.02001
2024-02-26 92.01932
2024-02-22 92.01812
2024-02-21 92.01785
2024-02-21 92.01782
2024-02-20 92.01753
2024-02-19 92.01732