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February 13, 2007 11:36:05 AM
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Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

When the first component of Adware.EasyWWW is downloaded and executed, it contacts the Adware.EasyWWW Web site and requests instructions as to what to do next.

The actions that this first component can take are to:
  • Download and execute a program specified by the Adware.EasyWWW publisher.
  • Change the Internet Explorer search bar to a specific Web site.
  • Download and install a browser helper object.
  • Add an entry (or entries) to the computer's Hosts file.

Other components that can be downloaded can do any or all of the following:
  • Place a reference to themselves in the Windows registry \Run key so they are executed each time you start Windows.
  • Change the Internet Explorer Home page.
  • Change the default Internet Explorer Search bar and Search page.
  • Download and execute programs.
  • Add an entry (or entries) to the computer's Hosts file.

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