Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP
Adware.Websearch is an adware component that modifies Internet Explorer's default home page and search settings. It adds a toolbar to Internet Explorer and a number of icons to the system tray. It also sends user information to a predetermined Web site, including keywords from searches.
Note: Detections prior to March 21, 2005 may detect this security risk as Adware.Huntbar or Adware.Huntbar.B .
The files on the computer are detected as Adware.Websearch.
This adware component can 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 October 22, 2016 revision 020
Initial Daily Certified version October 15, 2003 revision 004
Latest Daily Certified version October 23, 2016 revision 002
Initial Weekly Certified release date October 15, 2003
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