Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP
Adware.CWSAlfasearch changes the Microsoft Internet Explorer search page and start page settings and adds a number of adult-oriented shortcuts to the Favorites folder. It also modifies the hosts file to redirect searches to specified Web sites.
One or more files are detected as Adware.CWSAlfaSearch.
This adware can be installed manually, through security exploits, or by ActiveX downloaders.
Antivirus Protection Dates
Initial Rapid Release version December 7, 2004
Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
Initial Daily Certified version December 7, 2004
Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
Initial Weekly Certified release date December 8, 2004
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