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Searchcentrix

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Searchcentrix
Technical name:Spyware/Searchcentrix
Threat level:Low
Alias:seek4free, SearchOMatic,, Mygeek, Adware-Searchcentrix, barbho, somatic, webalize, wzhelper, GSIM
Type:Spyware
Effects:  

It adds a Toolbar to the Internet browser and changes the Internet Explorer homepage.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Feb. 25, 2004
Detection updated on:Sept. 17, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Searchcentrix is a spyware type malware.

Depending on the Searchcetnrix version that affects your computer, it will add a Toolbar to the Internet browser, or it will change the Internet Explorer homepage and its default search options.

Searchcentrix reaches the computer when the user installs certain free applications, or it is either installed by any of the variants of the Trojan Downloader.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Searchcentrix is easy to recognize, as it adds a Toolbar to the Internet browser, or it changes the Internet Explorer homepage.