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18 May 2010
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WS.Trackware.3 is a cloud based detection for files that have the characteristics of trackware.

Trackware is a type of program that track system activity, gather system information, or track user habits and relay this information to a third-party organizations.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version 02 October 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version 02 October 2014 revision 022
  • Initial Daily Certified version 27 March 2009 revision 005
  • Latest Daily Certified version 20 April 2010 revision 024
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date 27 March 2009
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A file detected by this detection name is a type of trackware program. Trackware is a type of program that tracks system activity, gathers system information, or tracks user habits and relays this information to third-party organizations.

This detection technology allows cloud-enabled Symantec products to leverage real-time protection against the latest risks to appear on the threat landscape. The technology receives input about the attributes of software files (applications, drivers, and DLLs) from multiple sources, including:

If you believe that a program has been incorrectly classified by Symantec, then you may submit a dispute using this Web form .