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Posted: March 23, 2010

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 8/10
Infected PCs: 75
First Seen: July 24, 2009
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Adware.AdvancedSearchBar is a malicious Adware program which comes packed with a keylogger and other infections. Adware.AdvancedSearchBar is downloaded as a part of a malware and virus bundle and may also be linked to a fake security suite. Adware.AdvancedSearchBar also generates popup adverts. This program will also gather and transmit information on your browsing habits. It integrates into your browser as a Browser Helper Object (BHO) and can be confusing to manually remove. Other malicious activities include providing hackers with valuable personal information used for identity theft and other cybercrimes. Adware.AdvancedSearchBar poses a severe threat to PC security and should be removed immediately when detected.


Low Risk Adware [Prevx1]Adware/SearchBar [Panda]Generic!Artemis [McAfee+Artemis]Non-Virus:AdWare.Win32.AdvancedSearchBar [K7AntiVirus]not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.AdvancedSearchBar [Ikarus]Adware/AdvancedSearchBar [Fortinet]AdWare.Win32.AdvancedSearchBar [F-Secure]Adware.Toolbar.Advancedsearchbar.A [BitDefender]Generic2.PAJ [AVG]Win32:Neptunia-YM [Avast]W32/Adware.WZU [Authentium]ADSPY/Toolbar.AdvancedSearchBar [AntiVir]Win-Trojan/Advancedsearchbar.389136 [AhnLab-V3]Riskware.AdWare.Win32.AdvancedSearchBar!IK [a-squared]

Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

The following files were created in the system:

Size: 389.12 KB (389120 bytes)
MD5: 7be65439fa8547a7dd2a9b353a741f24
Detection count: 8
File type: Dynamic link library
Mime Type: unknown/DLL
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009