Adware.PigSearch

Adware.PigSearch Description

Adware.PigSearch is a malicious adware program which monitors the search strings of the user and displays advertisements or search links based on the keywords searched. Once installed, Adware.PigSearch will stealthily insert itself into the registry, making manual removal extremely difficult. Adware.PigSearch will then proceed to generate large numbers of popup advertisements, based on your typed search terms. Use a reliable anti-spyware program to remove Adware.PigSearch.

File System Modifications

  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name
    1 %ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer\IETimber\IP.dat

Registry Modifications

  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IETimber]HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}IETimber]

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Posted: February 25, 2010
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