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SCBar Browser Hijacker Information

Name: SCBar
Category: Browser Hijacker
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: SCBar is a pop-up-opening toolbar and a search- and error-hijacker.

SCBar's code is a descendant of the NetworkEssentials spyware threat. SCBar opens a number of pop-ups periodically whilst Internet Explorer is in use.

The software also has the ability to open pop-ups based on targeted keywords in web pages, it is possible this could expose one's web usage to be tracked

Signatures: process: winex.exe: MD5 Hash: ... process: scbar.exe: MD5 Hash: ... process: scbar.exe: MD5 Hash: 5c3fdeb15e886784b81..
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.

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