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Adware.Websearch

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:35:02 AM
Type:
Adware
Publisher:
IBIS LLC
Risk Impact:
Low
File Names:
common.dll IExploreSkins.exe PIB.exe QDow_AS2.dll setupex.exe TBPS.exe toolbar.dll WSG.exe
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior


Adware.Websearch is an adware component that modifies Internet Explorer's default home page and search settings. It adds a toolbar to Internet Explorer and a number of icons to the system tray. It also sends user information to a predetermined Web site, including keywords from searches.

Note: Detections prior to March 21, 2005 may detect this security risk as Adware.Huntbar or Adware.Huntbar.B .

Symptoms


The files on the computer are detected as Adware.Websearch.

Transmission


This adware component can be manually installed or installed as a component of another program.

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 October 15, 2003 revision 004
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 23, 2017 revision 041
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date October 15, 2003
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