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


February 13, 2007 11:43:25 AM
Risk Impact:
File Names:
gui.exe Catcher.dll
Systems Affected:


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 December 26, 2017 revision 022
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 3, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version December 27, 2017 revision 008
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date June 4, 2005
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