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Adware.SafeSearch

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:37:47 AM
Type:
Adware
Version:
1.0.0.5
Risk Impact:
High
File Names:
Safesearch.exe Safesearch.dll, _safesearch.dll, aanyvkcf.exe, rgzcdhtn.exe
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior


Adware.SafeSearch is a Browser Helper Object that redirects certain URLs to a specified Web site.

Virus definitions dated September 6th, 2006 or earlier may detect this threat as Adware.Safesearch.B or Adware.Safesearch.C.

Symptoms


The files are detected as Adware.SafeSearch.

Transmission


This adware program must be manually installed.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version June 21, 2017 revision 022
  • Initial Daily Certified version November 26, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version June 22, 2017 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date November 26, 2003
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