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Adware.MainSearch

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:34:12 AM
Type:
Adware
Risk Impact:
High
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior


Adware.MainSearch is an adware component that modifies the Web browser's default home page and search settings without the user's permission. It may delete other adware programs, and it may download an updated version of itself from a host site. The adware may also download back door programs.

Symptoms


The files on the system are detected as Adware.MainSearch.

Transmission


This adware component must be manually installed or installed as a component of another program that you install

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version April 29, 2017 revision 019
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 23, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version April 30, 2017 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date September 24, 2003
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