- February 13, 2007 11:33:42 AM
- Adtools, Inc.
- Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP
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.
The files on the system are detected as Adware.Advertbar.
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 July 16, 2008 revision 002
Initial Daily Certified version May 20, 2003
Latest Daily Certified version August 2, 2008 revision 002
Initial Weekly Certified release date May 22, 2003
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