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  3. Adware.Shorty


February 13, 2007 11:43:25 AM
Risk Impact:
File Names:
gui.exe Catcher.dll
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT


Adware.Shorty is a Browser Helper Object that intercepts searches made from the Internet Explorer address bar. It also displays search results from maxifind.com when search queries are made from sites such as Yahoo! and Google.


Your Symantec program detects Adware.Shorty.


This security risk must be manually installed.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 1, 2015 revision 020
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 3, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version January 26, 2015 revision 023
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date June 4, 2005
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