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Winshow

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Winshow
Technical name:Adware/Winshow
Threat level:Low
Alias:iefeadsl,
Type:Spyware
Subtype: Adware
Effects:  It modifies the Internet searches and changes the home page of Internet Explorer.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Nov. 19, 2003
Detection updated on:Oct. 22, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

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

Winshow modifies the Internet searches, so that the user is redirected to advertising web pages when certain keywords are looked up.

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

Visible Symptoms 

    

Winshow is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:

  • It modifies the Internet searches, redirecting the user to advertising web pages.
  • It changes the home page of the Internet Explorer browser.