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Tubby Browser Hijacker Information

Name: Tubby
Category: Browser Hijacker
Alias: - Alias: Plus18
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: The Tubby family is a group of known browser hijackers implemented as a Browser Helper Object and known to be related to CoolWebSearch.

Variants related to websites:
makemesearch.com
othersearch.com
thenewsearch.com
search-control.com

Tubby.Tubby: original version, including a search toolbar, filename tubby.dll. Not widespread, believed to be non-functional.

Tubby.NAS: hijacker and toolbar aimed at makemesearch.com, filename NAS.dll.

Tubby.DLL: hijacker and toolbar aimed at othersearch.com, filename DLL.dll.

Tubby.ADV: hijacker and toolbar aimed at thenewsearch.com, filename ADV.dll. Takes updates from thenewsearch.com and pormans.com.

Tubby.TBC: hijacker and toolbar aimed at search-control.com, filename TBC.dll. Takes updates from search1-tools.com.

Tubby.MakeMeSearch: hijacker and toolbar aimed at makemesearch.com, filename MTC.dll. Takes updates from toolbarplace.com.

Tubby.VTL: toolbar aimed at makemesearch.com, filename VTLbar1.dll. No hijacker, but generally delivered with the CoolWebSearch/Res homepage hijacker (msasp.dll, ‘MS Global Search Engine’).

Tubby.X: plain hijackers with the object name ‘Cls’; no toolbar. Sometimes installed by one of the other Tubby variants.

Tubby.wins32t: address bar search hijacker calling itself ‘Mailto Class’, filename wins32t.dll, often installed by one of the other Tubby variants.

Type: Browser 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.



Top Browser Hijacker Visited Pages:
SuperSpider - Alias: Network Security Guard, Melcosoft - 570 visits
Tubby - Alias: MakeMeSearch, CoolWebSearch.Tubby, Spyware.Arau, Trojan.Win32.StartPage.ih, Trojan.StartPage-FJ - 211 visits
Spyass.com - 123 visits
SecurityToolbar.DesktopScam - 122 visits
EUniverse Updater - Alias: WUpdate, eUniverse Flowgo toolbar, eUniverse SirSearch, SearchUpgrader, Search Upgrader - 120 visits
CoolWebSearch - Alias: CWS, Cool Web Serach, CoolWwwSearch - 115 visits
CrackSpider - Alias: Troj/Favadd-D - 106 visits
Trojan.StartPage - Alias: SearchCentral - 86 visits
Paytime - 84 visits
IEHijacker.Q - 80 visits

Random Browser Hijacker Pages:
Trojan.MSConfig.BHO
Zoombar - Alias: 404Ads
PowerSearch - Alias: PowerSearch toolbar
Hijacker.Explorer32 - Alias: W32/Kwbot.worm, SdBot.05.v, Troj/StartPa-MN
Adw.Melkosoft.SuperSpider
ClickToSearch - Alias: BestPhrases, Adware.Getup
Frsk
SafeSearch - Alias: Adware.SafeSearch, AutoSearch
GoHip
Plus18Point - Alias: Plus18


 


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