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Surfbar.B

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Surfbar.B
Technical name:Adware/Surfbar.B
Threat level:Low
Type:Spyware
Subtype: Adware
Effects:  It changes the home page of the browser Internet Explorer.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Oct. 24, 2003
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Surfbar.B is a malware type adware. Originally, the adware is a kind of program licensing, in which the user agrees to install the application and use it without paying, and in return the program will display advertisements and banners.

Surfbar.B exploits the Internet Explorer Object Data Remote Execution vulnerability to reach the computer.

In addition, Surfbar.B changes the home page of the Internet Explorer browser.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Surfbar.B is easy to recognize, as it changes the home page of the Internet Explorer browser to: http:// www.surfbar.com.