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  3. Adware.Istbar


February 13, 2007 11:34:02 AM
Integrated Search Technologies
Risk Impact:
File Names:
IstBar_DH.dll istbar.dll istbarcm.dll istdownload.exe cmctl.dll istbarcm.dll ysbactivex.dll
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP


Note: Virus definitions dated October 15th, 2005 or earlier may detect this threat asTrojan.ISTsvc

Adware.Istbar is an adware component, which does one or more of the following:
  • Installs an Internet Explorer toolbar
  • Acts as a Home page and search hijacker


Your Symantec program detects Adware.Istbar


This security risk can be downloaded from a Web page using an ActiveX installer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version January 6, 2017 revision 022
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 22, 2003 revision 003
  • Latest Daily Certified version January 7, 2017 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date September 24, 2003
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