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Adware.Advertbar

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:33:42 AM
Type:
Adware
Publisher:
Adtools, Inc.
Risk Impact:
Low
File Names:
ice_age.exe
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

Behavior


Adware.Advertbar is a set of programs, which includes the MessageMates software from Adtools, Inc. These small advertising Windows programs have various characters that display across the screen, such as the animals from Ice Age (2002), the animated movie.

This particular program installs files on the system, as well as a unique identifier in the registry. Upon the closing of the application, this Adware has been known to try and contact remote servers. Adware.Advertbar is detected with various MessageMates and/or ScreenMates software.

Symptoms


The files on the system are detected as Adware.Advertbar.

Transmission


Adware.Advertbar can be installed from MessageMates, ScreenMates, and Screen Movies.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 20, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version December 3, 2013 revision 020
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 20, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version December 3, 2013 revision 032
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 22, 2003
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