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IST.XXXToolbar Toolbar Information

Name: IST.XXXToolbar
Category: Toolbar
Alias: - Alias: FastSearchWeb
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: Adult adware search toolbar for Internet Explorer. XXXToolbar displays a number of pop-up ads when Internet Explorer is running.

Installs via a drive-by-download from the author's web site as well as affiliate sites of Integrated Search Technologies that distribute the toolbar. Affiliates sites get paid based on the number of toolbars they install.

XXXToolbar install other thrid party spyware apps including:
Internet Optimizer

XXXToolbar also installs the slotch toolbar as well which is a non adult version.

XXXToolbar also hijacks the Internet Explorer search pages and start page.

The toolbar is designed for searching for adult content on the Internet. It also displays a ton of adult related pop-up ads.

The web site attempts to drive by install the toolbar. There is no privacy policiy at all on the site or legitimate information reguarding the toolbar itself.

Signatures: process: istsvc.exe: MD5 Hash: 389845e1a99b45749c7... process: istsvc.exe: MD5 Hash: ..
Type: Toolbar - 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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