1. Symantec/
  2. Security Response/
  3. Spyware.2020search


February 13, 2007 11:39:10 AM
Visicom Media
Risk Impact:
File Names:
2020setup.exe Svchost.exe 2020Search.dll 2020search2.dll Srng.exe
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP


Spyware.2020search is a search hijacker that is installed as a Browser Helper Object Toolbar in Microsoft Internet Explorer. Certain address bar searches and unknown domain name searches will be redirected to the program's controlling servers.

The spyware requests several files during installation and sends IP and operating system version information to a server. This spyware comes bundled and installs Spyware.Shopnav.


The files are detected as Spyware.2020search.


This spyware is bundled with various programs.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version March 16, 2015 revision 009
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 3, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 17, 2015 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date September 8, 2004
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