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Adware.SideBar

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:36:27 AM
Type:
Adware
Risk Impact:
Low
File Names:
spoolsvv.exe somaticCAB.exe
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

Behavior


Adware.SideBar installs itself as a toolbar inside Internet Explorer, replacing the default search page.

Symptoms


A new toolbar inside Internet Explorer.

Transmission


Has to be installed manually.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version January 5, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version January 5, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date January 7, 2004
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