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Seeker.E

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Seeker.E
Technical name:JS/Trojan.Seeker.E
Threat level:Low
Type:Trojan
Effects:  It modifies the search page of the Internet browser. It adds several addresses to the browser’s Favorites folder.

Affected platforms:

Windows XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

Detection updated on:May 8, 2002
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Seeker.E is not considered a dangerous Trojan, as its actions are just aimed at making some changes in the Internet Explorer setup:

  • It replaces Internet Explorer’s search page with the following: http://www.sureseeker.com/search.htm.
  • It adds some addresses to the browser’s Favorites folder.

It is easy to get infected with Seeker.E because it uses several means of transmission to spread: e-mail messages, computer networks, FTP file transfers, CD-ROMs, Internet downloads, floppy disks, etc.

Visible Symptoms 

    

The fact that the browser start page is set to http:// www.sureseeker.com/ search.htm is a clear indication of the presence of Seeker.E on the affected computer. This is the address of an Internet search engine.

In addition, Seeker.E adds the following addresses to the Favorites folder:

http://www.peepfree.com

http://www.JetHomePage.com

http://www.freehotpics.com/freedailyphotos

http://sureSeeker.com

http://www.sureSeeker.com/newsearch.pl?search=sports

http://www.sureSeeker.com/newsearch.pl?search=travel

http://www.sureSeeker.com/newsearch.pl?search=finance

http://www.sureSeeker.com/newsearch.pl?search=gambling

http://www.sureSeeker.com/newsearch.pl?search=shopping