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|Alias:||spooner, ntsearch.com, small.nj|
It redirects searches carried out in several web searchers to its own search engine, thus presenting users with results of its own.>
|First detected on:||Dec. 30, 2003|
|Detection updated on:||Oct. 5, 2005|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
NSearch is an adware program that redirects the searches of certain keywords carried out in several web search engines, such as Google, to its own search engine, http://www.ntach.com/ search.php?q=, which presents affected users with results of its own.
For example, if the user searches for Holidays in Google:
NSearch can be installed in the affected computer without user consent, as it is automatically downloaded while accessing several adult sites or pirated software websites that use vulnerability exploits in order to affect computers.>
NSearch is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.