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Adware.WorldSearch

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:37:13 AM
Type:
Adware
Risk Impact:
High
File Names:
svcc.exe
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior


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=

Symptoms


Your Symantec antivirus program detects this threat as Adware.WorldSearch.
  • Typed URLs are redirected to [http:/ /]world-search.biz/[REMOVED]/.


Transmission



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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