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eStart Browser Plug-in Information

Name: eStart
Category: Browser Plug-in
Advice: Remove
Risk: Moderate Risk Moderate threats may profile users online habits or broadcast data back to a server with 'opt-out' permission. In most cases this type of threat is more along the lines of commercial type adware that offer a premium service in exchange for tracking your user online performance.
Description: EStart, also called BandObjects, modifies the link toolbar in Internet Explorer.

EStart replaces the normal 'Links' toolbar and bookmarks with ones pointed at a directory site called 'TopSites'.

The HTML used for the toolbar may also place a links bar across the bottom of the screen, floating above where the toolbar normally goes.

EStart is bundled with the installer for 'Go MP3', a copied LimeWire by 'Go Software' who seem to be the same people as TopSites. eStart gets installed even if the main program install is cancelled.

The software opens a sidebar with 'related' links when a targeted keyword is spotted in a link clicked or terms entered into a form.

Signatures: process: EStartLinkRotater.exe: MD5 Hash: ... process: GoUpdate.exe: MD5 Hash: ... process: GoUpdate.exe: MD5 Hash: ..
Type: Browser Plug-in - Spyware's primary purpose is to collect demographic and usage information from your computer, usually for advertising purposes. Spyware usually that 'sneaks' onto a system or performs other activities hidden to the user. Spyware programs are usually bundled as a hidden component and downloaded from the Internet. These modules are almost always installed on the system secretively and try to run secretively as well.

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