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It adds a toolbar to Internet Explorer and displays pop-up advertisements.
|First detected on:||Dec. 2, 2004|
|Detection updated on:||Nov. 3, 2009|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
SurfSideKick is a spyware program that installs itself as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) in Internet Explorer, and displays pop-up advertisements.
SurfSideKick can be downloaded from its own website, but it is also sometimes downloaded to the computer without the user's consent, and without displaying any EULA (End User License Agreement).
SurfSideKick is easy to recognize once it has affected the computer, as it adds a toolbar to Internet Explorer and displays pop-up advertisements.