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SearchUpgrade Adware Information

Name: SearchUpgrade
Category: Adware
Advice: Remove
Risk: Elevated Risk Elevated threats are usually threats that fall into the range of adware in which data about a user's habits are tracked and sent back to a server for analysis without your consent or knowledge.
Signatures: h, Personal Search Pages Threat type: Adware - Adware is generally software that displays advertisements. Some advertisers may covertly install adware on your system and generate a stream of unsolicited advertisements that can clutter your desktop and affect your productivity. The advertisements may also contain pornographic or other material that you might find inappropriate. The extra processing required to track you or to display advertisements can tax your computer and hurt your system performance. Advice: Remove Threat risk: Elevated Risk Elevated threats are usually threats that fall into the range of adware in which data about a user's habits are tracked and sent back to a server for analysis without your consent or knowledge. Description: SearchUpgrade that takes over your computer to throw searches at you. SearchUpgrade also modifies Internet Explorer Search URLs. Creates a registry entry that is triggered by Run: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun] "SysSearch"="REGEDIT.EXE -s C:/WINDOWS/iexplorer.reg" [HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet Explorer] "SearchURL"="http://www.i--search.com/ie/" [HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain] "Use Search Asst"="no" "Use Custom Search URL"=dword:00000001 "Default_Search_URL"="http://www.i--search.com/ie/" "Search Page"="http://www.i--search.com/ie/" "Search Bar"="http://www.i--search.com/ie/" "SearchURL"="http://www.i--search.com/ie/" [HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerSearch] "SearchAssistant"="http://www.i--search.com/ie/" "CustomizeSearch"="about:blank" [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftInternet ExplorerSearch] "SearchAssistant"="http://www.i--search.com/ie/" [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain] "Search Page"="http://www.i--search.com/ie/" "Default_Search_URL"="http://www.i--search.com/ie/
Type: Adware - Adware is generally software that displays advertisements. Some advertisers may covertly install adware on your system and generate a stream of unsolicited advertisements that can clutter your desktop and affect your productivity. The advertisements may also contain pornographic or other material that you might find inappropriate. The extra processing required to track you or to display advertisements can tax your computer and hurt your system performance.



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