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


February 13, 2007 11:36:32 AM
Smart Search Asia Ltd.
Risk Impact:
File Names:
C:\y.exe C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe C:\Windows\explore.exe C:\Windows\sys
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP


Adware.Smartsearch changes the default prefix of Internet Explorer. The effect of this is that any URLs typed without a http:// prefix will be redirected to http:/ /smartsearch.ws/q=.

It also sets the Internet Explorer home page to http:/ /smartsearch.ws.


Your Symantec antivirus program detects this threat as Adware.Smartsearch.
  • Typed URLs are redirected to http:/ /smartsearch.ws.


Adware.Smartsearch may be installed with other programs.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 1, 2015 revision 020
  • Initial Daily Certified version January 10, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version January 26, 2015 revision 023
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date January 14, 2004
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