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CommonName Search Hijacker Information

Name: CommonName
Category: Search Hijacker
Alias: - Alias: Quick Search
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: CommonName is a 'keywords' service, allowing one to enter simple names instead of URLs. After its original release, the software has become a complicated (and sometimes buggy) search-hijacker and adware, aggressively bundled with many third-party ap

CommonName is an Internet Explorer toolbar using a Browser Helper Object (BHO) allowing you to enter keywords or a company name to go to CommonName customers' web sites. Newer versions have added search and Gator-like form-filling functions. Originally a normal service, the software has become bundled adware.

The newer variant CommonName/Agent periodically opens pop-under advertising as well as highjacking search settings. CommonName also opens pop-under advertising once a day, and change search settings to point to Cookies are used to identify you when requests are made to CommonName, allowing them to track your web usage. Requests are made when advertising is opened and when you visit a web address with a top-level-domain that the CommonName software does not know about. The server that CommonName contacts is, on port 80.

CommonName causes runtime errors in Microsoft Internet Explorer and causes many problems with logging in to sites with form based logins.

CommonName is included in many file-sharing programs, such as Grokster and iMesh, and older versions of KaZaA. Also available as a download from

Signatures: process: cnbabe4.exe: MD5 Hash: 6842003c49b40d71bda... process: cnbabeie4.exe: MD5 Hash: 2915cb33c02460306b8... process: cnbar.exe: MD5 Hash: db54750a086c8b02742... process: cnbar.exe: MD5 Hash: 702db4c8a5d97ebd82c... process: cndesk.exe: MD5 Hash: 5e678c24e56b2bb8393... process: cnform.exe: MD5 Hash: 47f48116954e4610e42... process: cnform.exe: MD5 Hash: 60f2f8173eb96a7422e... process: cnform.exe: MD5 Hash: ed5a2020aa91f41a878... process: comwiz.exe: MD5 Hash: ba9c54b8e5b2131aa98... process: comwiz.exe: MD5 Hash: 1cdfb4dfeeb3d363312... process: winnet.exe: MD5 Hash: 0ff94a9770d4eb7995d... process: winnet.exe: MD5 Hash: 6ed859d136bf9298d0d... process: winnet.exe: MD5 Hash: 6ceaa23cdddfe9e1b61... process: winnet.exe: MD5 Hash: f6a921097c49ed7caa1... process: winnet.exe: MD5 Hash: f933141150845911e92... process: winnet.exe: MD5 Hash: b5b5d0feb01c5e4e0dc... process: cnform.exe: MD5 Hash: ... process: cnbabeie4.exe: MD5 Hash: 204bb3e3b5fc5823e07... process: cnbar.exe: MD5 Hash: 830e3f1259046e53ad1... process: cnoutlook.exe: MD5 Hash: e4dda9e30a181ed7457... process: cnform.exe: MD5 Hash: 9544e5e176aaf16b1be... process: winnet.exe: MD5 Hash: ... process: comwiz.exe: MD5 Hash: ... process: vwprsrw.exe: MD5 Hash: 999cd71db5543f5e924... process: wrsrpwv.exe: MD5 Hash: 265ef423b5eeffa667b... process: prrqpw.exe: MD5 Hash: 265ef423b5eeffa667b... process: wpqrrp.exe: MD5 Hash: 999cd71db5543f5e924... process: prouur.exe: MD5 Hash: ... process: ruuorp.exe: MD5 Hash: ... process: swquvu.exe: MD5 Hash: 999cd71db5543f5e924... process: kwffche.exe: MD5 Hash: fec9ecf7673ee78626f... process: cnkw.exe: MD5 Hash: 7da1782813920b8526b... process: ehcffwk.exe: MD5 Hash: 894a206f2666cb4b77f... process: cnml.exe: MD5 Hash: f004221e42995d345c1... process: Mx8IAQoZ.exe: MD5 Hash: 0cb69abc8b5788ca137... process: cnform.exe: MD5 Hash: ..
Type: Search Hijacker - 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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