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DCToolbar

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:DCToolbar
Technical name:Spyware/DCToolbar
Threat level:Low
Alias:Spyware-DCToolbar;DotComBar, Dotcomtoolbar
Type:Spyware
Effects:  It goes memory resident and redirects the accessed web pages to a certain website.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Nov. 20, 2003
Detection updated on:Nov. 4, 2005
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

DCToolbar is a spyware program, which is usually included in applications that can be downloaded from the Internet.

Once it is run, DCToolbar goes memory resident, and it monitors the web addresses that the user attempts to access using the Internet Explorer browser, redirecting them to a certain website.

Visible Symptoms 

    

DCToolbar is easy to recognize, as it redirects the web pages accessed with Internet Explorer to a certain website.