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SearchScout Toolbar

Posted: March 28, 2006

SearchScout Toolbar is a relatively harmless Internet Explorer plugin providing a web search service. It shows commercial pop-up advertisements. SearchScout Toolbar must be manually installed. It may also be distributed through ActiveX drive-by downloads and therefore may get into the computer while visiting some insecure web sites. The plugin runs every time the user launches Internet Explorer.

File System Modifications

  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name
    1 searchscouttoolbar.dll
    2 sstreg.exe

Registry Modifications

  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
  • The following CLSID's were detected:
    HKEY..\..\{CLSID Path}7AEE405E-2A8A-4CD0-878F-4265AE2EFBEC2F75E260-945D-4D02-8053-FA5410F79E52FD7D6851-616E-48DE-AF55-EE2E34F389B0

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