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


February 13, 2007 11:35:56 AM
Risk Impact:
Systems Affected:


Adware.SearchCounter changes Internet Explorer's search and home pages, redirects network traffic, and displays browser popup windows.


Attempts to connect to auto.search.msn.com are redirected to in.webcounter.cc.
  • The default search and home pages in Internet Explorer are changed to in.webcounter.cc.
  • Internet Explorer popup windows displaying in.webcounter.cc are automatically opened.
  • On logon, Windows error messages are displayed, stating that "fntldr.exe cannot be found."


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 April 13, 2015 revision 048
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 1, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version April 14, 2015 revision 005
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date December 3, 2003
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