1. Symantec/
  2. Security Response/
  3. Adware.IEPlugin


February 13, 2007 11:37:42 AM
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Adware.IEPlugin is an Internet Explorer (IE) Browser Helper Object that monitors Web site addresses, content entered into forms, and local file names that are browsed.

Adware.IEPlugin displays an advertisement when it sees a targeted keyword. It will also install a running process to update itself by contacting servers every few minutes. This adware may also add bookmarks to the Favorites menu.

Note: LiveUpdate virus definitions, which were released on December 10, 2003, may erroneously trigger a detection of Backdoor.Imiserv on files that behave in a manner similar to the behavior of files detected as Adware.IEPlugin.

To correct this, virus definitions released on December 15, 2003 will detect such samples as Adware.IEPlugin.


The files are detected as Adware.IEPlugin.


Active-X, drive-by downloads, which may be on pop-up ads, install this adware. There are also known programs that have Adware.IEPlugin inside of them and install it as the program itself is installed.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version March 23, 2017 revision 037
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 20, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 23, 2017 revision 041
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 22, 2003
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