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  4. System Infected: Adware.TAFbar Install Request

System Infected: Adware.TAFbar Install Request

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 installation of the TAF toolbar.

Additional Information

System is installed with the TAF toolbar.

Spyware :
Programs that have the ability to scan systems or monitor activity and relay information to other computers or locations in cyber-space. Among the information that may be actively or passively gathered and disseminated by Spyware: passwords, log-in details, account numbers, personal information, individual files or other personal documents. Spyware may also gather and distribute information related to the user's computer, applications running on the computer, Internet browser usage or other computing habits.

Spyware frequently attempts to remain unnoticed, either by actively hiding or by simply not making its presence on a system known to the user. Spyware 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 spyware by accepting an End User License Agreement from a software program linked to the spyware or from visiting a website that downloads the spyware with or without an End User License Agreement

Affected

  • Internet Explorer 5.0+
  • Mozilla Firefox

Response

For instructions on how to remove this installation from your network, reference Symantec Security Response.
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