CWS.MrHop Browser Plug-in Information
|| - Alias: PrizePopper, Tracke, TrackIExplore
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.
||MrHop, a CoolWebSearch type variant, changes your Search Bar, Search Page and SearchAssistant settings to "res://C:WINDOWSmrhop.dll/sp.html" which points to MrHops URL.
MrHop is implemented as a Browser Helper Object and uses random class ids. MrHop distribution seems to be highest in Germany and Poland.
||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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