Threat Encyclopedia



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.

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  • 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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