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YourSiteBar

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:YourSiteBar
Technical name:Adware/IST.YourSiteBar
Threat level:Low
Alias:YSB, ysbweb, SPYW_SITEBAR.A,
Type:Spyware
Subtype: Adware
Effects:  

It is a program that displays advertisements using any means: pop-up windows, banners, changes to the browser home page or search page, etc.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Nov. 15, 2004
Detection updated on:Nov. 6, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

YourSiteBar is an adware program.

Adware refers to software that displays advertisements using any means: pop-up windows, banners, changes to the browser home page or search page, etc. These advertisements can be associated to the products or services offered by the creator of the adware or third-parties.

Adware can be installed with the user consent and awareness, but sometimes it is not. The same happens with the knowledge or lack of knowledge regarding its functionalities.