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Adware.Smartsearch

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:36:32 AM
Type:
Adware
Publisher:
Smart Search Asia Ltd.
Risk Impact:
High
File Names:
C:\y.exe C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe C:\Windows\explore.exe C:\Windows\sys
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

Behavior


Adware.Smartsearch changes the default prefix of Internet Explorer. The effect of this is that any URLs typed without a http:// prefix will be redirected to http:/ /smartsearch.ws/q=.

It also sets the Internet Explorer home page to http:/ /smartsearch.ws.

Symptoms


Your Symantec antivirus program detects this threat as Adware.Smartsearch.
  • Typed URLs are redirected to http:/ /smartsearch.ws.


Transmission


Adware.Smartsearch may be installed with other programs.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version January 10, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 10, 2013 revision 019
  • Initial Daily Certified version January 10, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 11, 2013 revision 006
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date January 14, 2004
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