- February 13, 2007 11:37:13 AM
Adware.WorldSearch is an adware program that changes the default prefix of Internet Explorer. The effect of this action is that any URLs typed without an http:// prefix will be redirected to [http:/ /]world-search.biz/[REMOVED]/search.php?url=
Your Symantec antivirus program detects this threat as Adware.WorldSearch.
- Typed URLs are redirected to [http:/ /]world-search.biz/[REMOVED]/.
Adware.WorldSearch can be manually installed, or downloaders can install it that take advantage of an Internet Explorer vulnerability. For more information, and a patch for the vulnerability, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-013
Antivirus Protection Dates
Initial Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
Latest Rapid Release version November 25, 2016 revision 024
Initial Daily Certified version April 22, 2004
Latest Daily Certified version November 26, 2016 revision 001
Initial Weekly Certified release date April 28, 2004
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