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


February 13, 2007 11:34:31 AM
Risk Impact:
File Names:
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

When Adware.Winshow is executed, it performs the following actions:
  1. Modifies the Internet Explorer home page, so that when the browser is opened, it will, by default, load the advertising Web site.

  2. Modifies the Internet Explorer default search settings, so that any default search attempt would be directed to a particular controlling server, which is often affiliated with the advertiser.

  3. Adds itself as a Browser Helper Object.

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