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Adware.Shorty

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:43:25 AM
Risk Impact:
High
File Names:
gui.exe Catcher.dll
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT

Behavior


Adware.Shorty is a Browser Helper Object that intercepts searches made from the Internet Explorer address bar. It also displays search results from maxifind.com when search queries are made from sites such as Yahoo! and Google.

Symptoms


Your Symantec program detects Adware.Shorty.

Transmission


This security risk must be manually installed.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version November 21, 2014 revision 020
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 3, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 14, 2011 revision 038
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date June 4, 2005
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