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|Effects: ||It downloads a plugin that has spyware and adware functions. It changes the home page of the Internet Explorer.|
|Detection updated on:||Dec. 4, 2003|
Swizzor is an adware type program, which offers the application at the only cost of viewing a series of advertisements.
Swizzor downloads from the Internet a plugin, sometimes without the user permission, which carries out spyware and adware functions while the session lasts.
In addition, Swizzor changes the home page of the Internet Explorer browser and its search capabilities.
Swizzor is easy to recognize once it has reached the computer, as it changes the home page of the Internet Explorer.
Sometimes, a message appears that informs of the download of a file.