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System Infected: Adware.FIZZLE Config 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 an Adware Fizzle Configuration Request.

Additional Information

Adware.Fizzle is an Internet Explorer toolbar that displays popup advertisements while users browse the Internet.

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 website that downloads the adware with or without an End User License Agreement

Affected

  • Microsoft Windows 95
  • Microsoft Windows NT 3.5.1 SP3
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Workstation
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Option Pack
  • Microsoft Windows NT 3.5.1 SP2
  • Microsoft Windows NT 3.5.1 SP4
  • Microsoft Windows NT 3.5.1 SP5
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 SP1
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 SP2
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 SP3
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 SP4
  • Microsoft Windows NT 3.5.1 SP1
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 SP5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Terminal Server 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows NT 3.5
  • Microsoft Windows NT 3.5.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 SP6
  • Microsoft Windows 95 j
  • Microsoft Windows 98 j
  • Microsoft Windows CE 3.0
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Workstation rev.2195
  • Microsoft Windows ME
  • Microsoft Windows 95 Build 490.R6
  • Microsoft Windows CE 2.0
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows NT Enterprise Server 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Workstation SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Terminal Services
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP1
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 SP6a
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Workstation SP2
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP2
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server SP2
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional SP2
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP2
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Workstation SP3
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Japanese Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 98 SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 95 SR2
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home
  • Microsoft Windows NT Terminal Server 4.0 SP2
  • Microsoft Windows NT Terminal Server 4.0 SP4
  • Microsoft Windows NT Terminal Server 4.0 SP5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Terminal Server 4.0 SP6
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 SP2
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 SP3
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 SP4
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 SP5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 SP6
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 SP6a
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 SP1 alpha
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 SP2 alpha
  • Microsoft Windows NT Terminal Server 4.0 SP6a
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 SP3 alpha
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 SP4 alpha
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 SP5 alpha
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 SP6 alpha
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 SP6a alpha
  • Microsoft Windows NT Terminal Server 4.0 alpha
  • Microsoft Windows NT 3.5.1 SP5 alpha
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 SP3 alpha
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 alpha
  • Microsoft Windows NT Enterprise Server 4.0 SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Terminal Services SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Terminal Services SP2
  • Microsoft Windows NT Enterprise Server 4.0 SP2
  • Microsoft Windows NT Terminal Server 4.0 SP3
  • Microsoft Windows NT Enterprise Server 4.0 SP4
  • Microsoft Windows NT Enterprise Server 4.0 SP3
  • Microsoft Windows NT Enterprise Server 4.0 SP5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Enterprise Server 4.0 SP6
  • Microsoft Windows NT Enterprise Server 4.0 SP6a
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 SP1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 SP2
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 SP3
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 SP4
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 SP5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 SP6
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 SP6a
  • Microsoft Windows NT Terminal Server 4.0 SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 95 SP1
  • Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 98 With Plus! Pack
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Web Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition Version 2003
  • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP4
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server SP4
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional SP4
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP4
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Terminal Services SP4
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Workstation rev.2031
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Workstation rev.2072
  • Microsoft Windows 98 a
  • Microsoft Windows 98 b
  • Microsoft Windows 98SE
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Resource Kit
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2
  • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition SP1
  • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition SP2
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home SP2
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional SP3
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP3
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP3
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Terminal Services SP3
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server SP3
  • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition SP2
  • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition SP1
  • Microsoft Windows XP Embedded
  • Microsoft Windows XP Embedded SP1
  • Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition Version 2003 SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition 64-bit SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition 64-bit SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Web Edition SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Datacenter x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Datacenter x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home SP1
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Beta
  • Microsoft Windows CE 4.2
  • Microsoft Windows NT Terminal Server 4.0 SP6a
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition SP1 Beta 1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition 64-bit SP1 Beta 1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition 64-bit SP1 Beta 1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition SP1 Beta 1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition SP1 Beta 1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Web Edition SP1 Beta 1

Response

The following instructions pertain to all Symantec antivirus products that support security risk detection.

1. Update the definitions.
2. Close all open Internet Explorer windows.
3. Run a full system scan.
4. Delete any values added to the registry.

Additional References

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  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Google+
  • YouTube