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Spyware.TAFbar

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:40:39 AM
Type:
Spyware
Version:
1.1.1
Publisher:
Visicom Media/focalex
Risk Impact:
High
File Names:
taf.dll
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

Behavior


The TAF Toolbar is an Internet Explorer Search Bar and pop-up blocker. It maintains a user profile and logs information such as keyword query, time of day, browser type, default language setting, IP address, and anonymous unique IDs. It also logs a code that identifies the distribution source of the application used to conduct your search.

The logged information is saved on the TAF servers and is used for commercial search word placement and word search counts for payment to TAF by search affiliates. The bar is redistributed by other sites, such as voonda.com.

Symptoms


One or more files is detected as Spyware.TAFbar.

Transmission


Typically installed by an ActiveX downloader.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version November 18, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version November 18, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date November 23, 2004
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