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Spyware.IEToolbar

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:39:26 AM
Type:
Spyware
Version:
2.0
Risk Impact:
High
File Names:
toolbar.dll Searchit_toolbar.exe searchit_toolbar.cab
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

Behavior


Spyware.IEToolbar is an Internet Explorer Browser Helper Object. It is a generic toolbar that is a component of commercial toolbars such as SearchIt toolbar. It monitors browsing patterns and sends URL information to a remote server. Spyware.IEToolbar also hijacks the Internet Explorer search function.

Symptoms


One or more files are detected as Spyware.IEToolbar.

Transmission


Spyware.IEToolbar is a component of many commercial toolbars and their installers install them. It is installed manually or bundled with other software.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version September 11, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version July 27, 2012 revision 007
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 11, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version July 27, 2012 revision 019
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date September 15, 2004
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