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SuperSpider Hijack Activity

Severity: High

This attack could pose a serious security threat. You should take immediate action to stop any damage or prevent further damage from happening.

Description

This signature detects the hijacking attempts made by the Adware.SuperSpider.

Additional Information

Adware.SuperSpider is an Internet Explorer toolbar, which modifies search requests and downloads files.

Adware:
Programs that facilitate delivery of advertising content to the user through their own window, or by utilizing another program's interface. In some cases, these programs may gather information from the user's computer, including information related to Internet browser usage or other computing habits, and relay this information back to a remote computer or other location in cyber-space.

Adware can be downloaded from Web sites (typically in shareware or freeware), email messages, and instant messengers. Additionally, a user may unknowingly receive and/or trigger adware by accepting an End User License Agreement from a software program linked to the adware, or from visiting a Web site that downloads the adware with or without an End User License Agreement.

Affected

  • All Windows

Response

Use any good anti-spyware/anti-adware solution to remove the threat from the host. Also visit the Symantec Security Response Web site for more information and removal instructions.

Additional References

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