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Posted: October 3, 2011

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 8/10
Infected PCs: 14
First Seen: October 3, 2011
Last Seen: September 2, 2021
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Poinbag is a browser plugin that pretends to be a useful tool, but, in truth, is considered to be operating in misleading ways. Poinbag only exists to display irritating ads while surfing the Internet and using Yahoo! and Google search engines, and steal personal information. Poinbag can enter the affected PC without a user's permission. Poinbag communicates with an external server without a PC user's knowledge. Uninstall Poinbag as soon as possible.

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:

%APPDATA%pointbag_hidden.exe File name: %APPDATA%pointbag_hidden.exe
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
comparison_pointbag.dll File name: comparison_pointbag.dll
File type: Dynamic link library
Mime Type: unknown/dll
Group: Malware file