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February 13, 2007 11:39:45 AM
Risk Impact:
File Names:
reg6523.exe winb2s32.dll trgen[NUMBER].dll winbbb.rtneg[NUMBER].dll
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP


Adware.Begin2search is an Internet Explorer toolbar that displays pop-up advertisements when certain URLs are visited.
Instances of this adware may also download and install the following security risks.


Your Symantec product detects Adware.Begin2search.


This adware component must be manually installed or installed as a component of another program.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version January 19, 2017 revision 036
  • Initial Daily Certified version October 5, 2004 revision 002
  • Latest Daily Certified version January 20, 2017 revision 016
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date October 6, 2004
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