Adware.DownloadAssistant is Malwarebytes’ generic detection name for several families of adware that are marketed as download assistants. One of these families is detected by other vendors as Adware.Adrozek.
Users of affected systems will see unsollicited advertisements and may see unexpected entries in their search results.
Adware.DownloadAssistant usually comes in the form of browser hijackers, meaning that they will alter the browsers’ behvior or settings to lead the user to their advertisements.
Adware.DownloadAssistant can be installed by bundlers or offered to users as software to speed up or keep track of their downloads.
Malwarebytes protects users from Adware.DownloadAssistant by using real-time protection.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove Adware.DownloadAssistant.Generic without further user interaction.
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