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Spyware.PowerSearch

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:40:43 AM
Type:
Spyware
Version:
2.07
Publisher:
Sirsearch.com
Risk Impact:
High
File Names:
pwrsdemo.dll,gamebar.dll
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

Behavior


Sirsearch.com PowerSearch is an Internet Explorer Toolbar that allows the user to search the Web pages with a search box through sirsearch.com. It gathers information based on a person's Web surfing habits to provide to its affiliates for ads. Installing this program may also bundle IGetNet and KeenValue adwares.

Symptoms


One or more files is detected as Spyware.Powersearch.

Transmission


Sirsearch.com PowerSearch can be installed by an ActiveX download or it can be manually installed.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version November 20, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 26, 2013 revision 024
  • Initial Daily Certified version November 20, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version February 26, 2013 revision 025
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date November 23, 2004
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