1. Symantec/
  2. Security Response/
  3. Spyware.IEToolbar


February 13, 2007 11:39:26 AM
Risk Impact:
File Names:
toolbar.dll Searchit_toolbar.exe searchit_toolbar.cab
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP


Spyware.IEToolbar is an Internet Explorer Browser Helper Object. It is a generic toolbar that is a component of commercial toolbars such as SearchIt toolbar. It monitors browsing patterns and sends URL information to a remote server. Spyware.IEToolbar also hijacks the Internet Explorer search function.


One or more files are detected as Spyware.IEToolbar.


Spyware.IEToolbar is a component of many commercial toolbars and their installers install them. It is installed manually or bundled with other software.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 11, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version July 27, 2012 revision 019
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date September 15, 2004
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Search Threats

Search by name
Example: W32.Beagle.AG@mm
STAR Antimalware Protection Technologies
2016 Internet Security Threat Report, Volume 21
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Google+
  • YouTube