1. Symantec/
  2. Security Response/
  3. Adware.QuickBrowser


February 13, 2007 11:39:46 AM
Risk Impact:
File Names:
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

When Adware.QuickBrowser is run, it performs the following actions:

  1. Creates the following files:
    • %Windir%\QuickBrowser.exe
    • %Windir%\QuickBrowserUpgrader.exe

      Note: %Windir% is a variable that refers to the Windows installation folder. By default, this is C:\Windows or C:\Winnt.

  2. Adds the value:


    to the registry key:


    so that the QuickBrowser.exe runs when you start Windows.

  3. Displays an icon in the Microsoft Windows taskbar, which allows the user to perform Internet searches.

  4. May download and execute remote files.

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