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It changes the Internet Explorer home page. It displays fake messages warning users that they could be affected by spyware and adware programs.
|First detected on:||March 13, 2004|
|Detection updated on:||Oct. 27, 2008|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
SearchAid is an adware type program, which offers users an application in exchange for viewing a series of advertisements.
SearchAid changes the home page of the browser Internet Explorer.
In addition, SearchAid displays fake messages warning users that they could be affected by spyware and adware programs, in order to trick users into visiting several web sites.
SearchAid is easy to recognize, as it changes the home page of Internet Explorer for the one below:
Then, it displays a fake message, with a variable text, warning users that they can be affected by spyware and adware programs: