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System Infected: Adware.Adbars Search Activity

Severity: Medium

This attack could pose a moderate security threat. It does not require immediate action.

Description

This signature detects the adware Adblock's update activity.

Additional Information

After installation, Adbars creates a search bar in Internet Explorer.

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 cyberspace.

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

  • Windows

Response

For instructions on how to remove this installation from your network, refer to Symantec Security Response. See the reference link below.
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Google+
  • YouTube