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Exactbar

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Exactbar
Technical name:Adware/Exactbar
Threat level:Low
Type:Spyware
Subtype: Adware
Effects:  It displays advertisements. It downloads and runs code on the affected computer.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

Detection updated on:Sept. 11, 2003
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Exactbar is an adware type program, which offers the application at the only cost of viewing a series of advertisements.

Exactbar is a search toolbar for the Internet Explorer browser. It is installed under the name BHO (Browser Helper Object).

Exactbar displays advertisements when certain keys are pushed while inserting information in text boxes.

In addition, Exactbar can download code to be run on the affected computer, as well as update itself.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Exactbar is easy to recognize, as it displays advertisements when the user pushes certain keys while inserting information in text boxes.