Home Malware Programs Adware Adware:Win32/Gisav


Posted: March 25, 2013

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 2/10
Infected PCs: 62
First Seen: March 25, 2013
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Adware:Win32/Gisav is an adware program that displays offers linked to an affected PC user's web browsing habits. Adware:Win32/Gisav can be downloaded and installed on a vulnerable computer from the website of the program. Adware:Win32/Gisav can also be packed with some third-party software installation applications. When Adware:Win32/Gisav is installed on the compromised PC, it also creates an uninstaller in Control Panel. However, if a victim runs this uninstaller, he/she can unknowingly download and install more potentially unwanted applications on the affected computer. Once installed, Adware:Win32/Gisav adds a browser add-on on the hijacked Internet Explorer web browser. Adware:Win32/Gisav also installs extensions for the Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome web browsers. Adware:Win32/Gisav opens extra advertisements that show up independently outside the context of the program, website, or other source the advertisements are advertising as the PC user browses the web.