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Smart Browse

Posted: March 28, 2006

Smart Browse is an Internet Explorer toolbar with additional malware functionality. The application changes web browser default search page, logs user search queries and records user e-mail addresses. Gathered data can be given to third-party advertising companies without explicit user consent. Smart Browse is automatically installed by some web sites. The threat runs every time a user starts Internet Explorer.

File System Modifications

  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name
    1 netster.dll

Registry Modifications

  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
  • The following CLSID's were detected:
    HKEY..\..\{CLSID Path}B98F79F4-3619-49FB-A7E7-B737E58C5727ACC63168-5876-439B-95BC-3BAE59CA860C856D6A8E-A24C-498A-A55A-2B25C606A6B4

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