Home Malware Programs Adware Adware.AmBar


Posted: February 2, 2010

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 2/10
Infected PCs: 40
First Seen: July 24, 2009
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Adware.AmBar is a malicious adware program that displays banner adverts and sends personal user information to a central server for hackers to gain access to it. Adware.AmBar is installed via shareware and freeware programs. Adware.AmBar will monitor the user's Internet activity and then display advertisement banners and popups in the infected machine based on the websites the user visited. Remove Adware.AmBar immediatley and do not give the malicious program any time to do its devious dirty work.


AdWare.Win32.AmBar [Sunbelt]SearchIt [Sophos]Generic Malware [Panda]Win32/Adware.Toolbar.AmBar [NOD32]potentially unwanted program Generic PUP [McAfee]not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.AmBar.2159 [Kaspersky]Non-Virus:AdWare.Win32.AmBar.2159 [K7AntiVirus]Adware/Softomate [Fortinet]AdWare.Win32.AmBar.2159 [F-Secure]Adware.AmBar [eWido]Adware.Amazing [DrWeb]AdWare.AmBar.2159 (Not a Virus) [CAT-QuickHeal]Adware.Amazing.B [BitDefender]Generic.JPG [AVG]ADSPY/Toolbar.AmBar.2159 [AntiVir]
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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:

Toolbar.dll File name: Toolbar.dll
Size: 401.4 KB (401408 bytes)
MD5: 29d4d5ab13ababb068bde80b5f7a2254
Detection count: 50
File type: Dynamic link library
Mime Type: unknown/dll
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009