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Adware.WorldSearch

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:37:13 AM
Type:
Adware
Risk Impact:
High
File Names:
svcc.exe
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

Behavior


Adware.WorldSearch is an adware program that changes the default prefix of Internet Explorer. The effect of this action is that any URLs typed without an http:// prefix will be redirected to [http:/ /]world-search.biz/[REMOVED]/search.php?url=

Symptoms


Your Symantec antivirus program detects this threat as Adware.WorldSearch.
  • Typed URLs are redirected to [http:/ /]world-search.biz/[REMOVED]/.


Transmission



Adware.WorldSearch can be manually installed, or downloaders can install it that take advantage of an Internet Explorer vulnerability. For more information, and a patch for the vulnerability, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-013.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version April 22, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version January 17, 2012 revision 037
  • Initial Daily Certified version April 22, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version January 18, 2012 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date April 28, 2004
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