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EliteBar

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:EliteBar
Technical name:Adware/EliteBar
Threat level:Low
Alias:Elitemediagroup, SearchMiracle, yupsearch,
Type:Spyware
Subtype: Adware
Effects:  

It collects information on Internet usage and the applications installed in the computer and uses it to display pop-up advertisements. It uses rootkit techniques, in order to hide its files and Windows Registry entries.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Aug. 11, 2004
Detection updated on:July 22, 2009
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

EliteBar is an adware.

Adware is a license form for using programs, which offers the application at the only cost of viewing a series of advertisements. However, these programs sometimes collect data on Internet usage habits, pages viewed, inventory of the applications installed in the computer, etc.

Then, this information can be sent to Internet advertising companies.

Additionally, it uses rootkit techniques in order to hide its files and Windows Registry entries.