Norton.com > Viruses & Risks > Adware.SideSearch

Adware.SideSearch

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:36:43 AM
Type:
Adware
Publisher:
Lycos
Risk Impact:
Medium
File Names:
sidesearch[Random numbers].dll sst.dll sep.dll SEPInst.exe
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

Behavior


Adware.Sidesearch is an adware component that displays information from the publisher's Web site in a side panel of Internet Explorer when queries are made to other Web sites.

Symptoms


Lycos search results appear in the Internet Explorer search panel without user interaction. Your Symantec antivirus program detects this threat as Adware.SideSearch.

Transmission


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 December 16, 2014 revision 036
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 17, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 25, 2013 revision 004
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date February 18, 2004
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Search Threats

Search by name

Example: W32.Beagle.AG@mm