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Adware.MainSearch

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:34:12 AM
Type:
Adware
Risk Impact:
High
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

Behavior


Adware.MainSearch is an adware component that modifies the Web browser's default home page and search settings without the user's permission. It may delete other adware programs, and it may download an updated version of itself from a host site. The adware may also download back door programs.

Symptoms


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

Transmission


This adware component must be manually installed or installed as a component of another program that you install

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version September 23, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version May 27, 2012 revision 008
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 23, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version May 27, 2012 revision 009
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date September 24, 2003
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