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Adware.CWSMSConfd.B

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:41:16 AM
Type:
Adware
Version:
2
Publisher:
CoolWebSearch
Risk Impact:
High
File Names:
ctrlpan.dll
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

Behavior


Adware.CWSMSConfd.B changes the start page and search pages in Microsoft Internet Explorer, and then modifies the host file to redirect searches. It also adds adult-oriented Web sites to the Favorites folder and displays pornographic pop-up messages.

Symptoms


One or more files are detected as Adware.CWSMSConfd.B.

Transmission


Adware.CWSMSConfd.B is manually installed, or an ActiveX installer installs it.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 4, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version December 4, 2004
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 4, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version December 18, 2007 revision 020
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date December 8, 2004
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