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Adware.SearchScout

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:40:37 AM
Type:
Adware
Version:
1.0.1.5
Publisher:
Claria Corporation
Risk Impact:
Medium
File Names:
searchscouttoolbar.dll
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

Behavior


SearchScout is an advertising Internet Explorer Toolbar. It is supported by GAIN advertising and the Gator/Claria Corporation. It generates pop-up style advertisments.

Symptoms


One or more files is detected as Adware.SearchScout.

Transmission


The SearchScout toolbar is manually installed. It is likely there is an ActiveX based installer as well.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version November 12, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version November 12, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date November 17, 2004
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