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Adware.LizardBar

Adware.LizardBar

Updated:
February 13, 2007
Risk Impact:
Medium
File Names:
Winhlp32.dll Winhlp32.dll.exe
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior


Adware.LizardBar is a Browser Helper Object that may redirect search requests.

Symptoms


The files are detected as Adware.LizardBar.

Behavior


This adware program must be manually installed.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 02, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version October 02, 2014 revision 022
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 14, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date June 16, 2004
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Adware.LizardBar is a Browser Helper Object that performs the following actions:
  1. May create the following files:
    • %System%\Winhlp32.dll
    • %System%\Winhlp32.dll.exe

  2. Attempts to create the registry keys:

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{029BB53A-C312-4B09-9B4F-ED57AF027B28}

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{029BB53A-C312-4B09-9B4F-ED57AF027B28}

  3. Redirects the Internet Explorer search requests.


The following instructions pertain to all Symantec antivirus products that support Security Risk detection.
  1. Update the definitions.
  2. Close all the open Internet Explorer windows.
  3. Run a full system scan and delete all the files detected as Adware.LizardBar.
  4. Delete the values that were added to the registry.
For specific details on each of these steps, read the following instructions.

1. To update the definitions
To obtain the most recent definitions, start your Symantec program and run LiveUpdate.

2. To close all the open Internet Explorer windows
Because Adware.LizardBar functions as a Microsoft Internet Explorer plugin, you will need to close all the open Internet Explorer windows to remove it. If you are reading this writeup in Internet Explorer, print this writeup using our printer-friendly option at the top of the page, or write down the following instructions, and then close all the Internet Explorer windows.

3. To scan for and delete the files
  1. Start your Symantec antivirus program, and then run a full system scan.
  2. If any files are detected as Adware.LizardBar, click Delete.


    Note: If your Symantec antivirus product reports that it cannot delete a detected file, write down the path and file name. Then use Windows Explorer to locate and delete the file.

4. To delete the values from the registry

WARNING: Symantec strongly recommends that you back up the registry before making any changes to it. Incorrect changes to the registry can result in permanent data loss or corrupted files. Modify the specified keys only. Read the document, "How to make a backup of the Windows registry ," for instructions.
  1. Click Start > Run. (The Run dialog box appears.)
  2. Type regedit

    Then click OK. (The Registry Editor opens.)

  3. Navigate to and delete the keys:

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{029BB53A-C312-4B09-9B4F-ED57AF027B28}

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{029BB53A-C312-4B09-9B4F-ED57AF027B28}

  4. Exit the Registry Editor.