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


February 13, 2007 11:35:42 AM
Risk Impact:
File Names:
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP


Adware.Fastwebfinder hijacks the Internet Explorer Home Page, Search Bar, and Search Assistant, and adds links to your Favorites.


The Internet Explorer Home Page changes to an undesired Web page each time you start Internet Explorer.
  • Your firewall program alerts on the file ld.exe when it tries to access the Web page www.fastwebfinder.com.


Adware.Fastwebfinder is installed by going to www.fastwebfinder.com or to another Web site, or when you install certain programs.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Initial Daily Certified version November 18, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date November 19, 2003
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