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Spyware.SmartBrowse

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:40:49 AM
Type:
Spyware
Version:
2.9.1.1
Publisher:
netster.com
Risk Impact:
High
File Names:
netster.dll
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

Behavior


The Netster Smart Browse toolbar:
  • Is an Internet Explorer toolbar with spyware-related functions.
  • Has replaced the Internet Explorer search destination to netster.com.
  • Tracks usage of search queries, clicked links on the toolbar, as well as search terms and other information in the netster.com server logs, which netster.com uses to better tailor future advertising content.
  • The user names and email addresses can be taken from several opt-in parts of the toolbar and given to third parties for advertising purposes.


Symptoms


One or more files is detected as Spyware.Smartbrowse.

Transmission


Spyware.Smartbrowse is installed via an ActiveX installer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

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