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Spazbox Browser Hijacker Information

Name: Spazbox
Category: Browser Hijacker
Alias: - Alias: CWS variant, Rank
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.
Description: Spazbox is a search and homepage hijacker.

The symptom that identifies the Spazbox or a close variation is that Spazbox.net keeps appearing in the address bar; in the background you get popups; plus your antivirus software keeps telling you your system has been infected by a trojan. Spazbox is a browser hijack program - it that takes over your page, and keeps changing it back. It's purpose is to show you advertising, or flog you an over-priced piece of software to fix the issue. On a more sinister note, it can download other programs, such as Trojans and other sneaky tools to take over your PC or compromise your security (it uses the same regsrv32.exe trick, see below, as the virus DDoS-Apbot@MM).

Hijacks your home page to http://clicks.spazbox.net/mt.html.

Signatures: process: asetup32.exe: MD5 Hash: ... process: arsetup.exe: MD5 Hash: ..
Type: Browser Hijacker - 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.



Top Browser Hijacker Visited Pages:
SuperSpider - Alias: Network Security Guard, Melcosoft - 560 visits
Tubby - Alias: MakeMeSearch, CoolWebSearch.Tubby, Spyware.Arau, Trojan.Win32.StartPage.ih, Trojan.StartPage-FJ - 208 visits
SecurityToolbar.DesktopScam - 121 visits
Spyass.com - 121 visits
EUniverse Updater - Alias: WUpdate, eUniverse Flowgo toolbar, eUniverse SirSearch, SearchUpgrader, Search Upgrader - 119 visits
CoolWebSearch - Alias: CWS, Cool Web Serach, CoolWwwSearch - 111 visits
CrackSpider - Alias: Troj/Favadd-D - 105 visits
Trojan.StartPage - Alias: SearchCentral - 85 visits
Paytime - 83 visits
IEHijacker.Q - 79 visits

Random Browser Hijacker Pages:
STRAd32.BHO - Alias: Confusearch, StickyPopsBHO
Xupiter - Alias: XupiterToolbar
FreeXXPlace Script
ClearSearch
HuntBar - Alias: WebSearch Toolbar
Msvrl Winsock Hijack
CoolWebSearch.CameUp - Alias: CWS variant
ClickToSearch - Alias: BestPhrases, Adware.Getup
RichFind Hijacker
CoolWebSearch.Rank - Alias: CWS variant, Rank


 


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