Adware/HWIDChanger is classified as a type of adware.
Adware is any software package that automatically displays advertisements while the program is running. Adware is often not malicious, but unwanted, and a user is often unaware of its being installed on the local machine.
The Fortinet Antivirus Analyst Team is constantly updating our descriptions. Please check the FortiGuard Encyclopedia regularly for updates.
- 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.