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Adware.MDSSearchboost

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:49:58 AM
Type:
Adware
Risk Impact:
Medium
File Names:
%System%\dsmanager.dll %System%\dsmanager32.dll
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

Behavior


Adware.MDSSearchboost is a Browser Helper Object that describes itself as a "Search Booster", but actually hijacks Internet searches and redirects them to a forged search page.

Symptoms


Your Symantec program detects Adware.MDSSearchboost.

Transmission


Adware.MDSSearchboost must be manually installed.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version April 13, 2005
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 19, 2012 revision 007
  • Initial Daily Certified version April 13, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 19, 2012 revision 023
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date April 13, 2005
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