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


February 13, 2007 11:34:12 AM
Risk Impact:
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP


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.


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


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 December 26, 2016 revision 024
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 23, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version December 27, 2016 revision 007
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date September 24, 2003
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