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  3. Adware.SearchNugget


February 13, 2007 11:44:30 AM
Acez Software
Risk Impact:
File Names:
%Windir%\Downloaded Program Files\sbar.dll (This file is invisible in Windows Explorer.) %Progra
Systems Affected:


Adware.SearchNugget is a Browser Helper Object that displays a toolbar in Internet Explorer. It also changes the home page in Internet Explorer.


Your Symantec program detects files as Adware.SearchNugget.

Note: Definitions dated prior to May 31, 2005 may detect this threat as Spyware.SearchNugget.


This security risk can be manually installed or installed as a component of another program. It is reported that Adware.SearchNugget is selectively installed when Skywriter Plane Screen Saver is installed, which may be detected as Adware.SaveNow.

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 June 1, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 19, 2011 revision 052
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date June 1, 2005
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