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


February 13, 2007 11:46:03 AM
Risk Impact:
File Names:
getst.exe main.exe plugin.dll svchost.exe the007guard.ocx the007installer.exe 007guard.exe
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP


Adware.2Search monitors URLs visited by Internet Explorer and displays similar URLs to the user.

Note: Virus definitions dated December 6, 2006 or earlier may detect this threat as Adware.IMNames.


Files are detected as Adware.2Search


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 February 1, 2015 revision 020
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 3, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version January 26, 2015 revision 023
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date August 3, 2005
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