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SearchBar

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:SearchBar
Technical name:Adware/Exact.SearchBar
Threat level:Low
Alias:eXactSearchbar,
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.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Aug. 12, 2004
Detection updated on:Nov. 18, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

ExactSearchis 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.