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Adware.CWSIEFeats

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:41:30 AM
Type:
Adware
Risk Impact:
High
File Names:
feat2.dll,mshp.dll,systk.exe,mfceh.exe,addlv.dll,addmu32.dll,and addrm32.dll
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

Behavior


Adware.CWSIEFeats is an Internet Explorer Browser Helper Object that changes various Internet Explorer default pages including the Start and Search Pages. It displays pop-up ads and downloads files without the user's knowledge, which in turn install other security risks and may cause further damage.

Symptoms


One or more files is detected as Adware.CWSIEFeats.

Transmission


Users are usually unaware the adware is being installed through some Web site.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 11, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version July 27, 2013 revision 001
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 11, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version July 27, 2013 revision 004
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date December 15, 2004
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