Threat Description

Adware:​W32/BHO

Details

Aliases: Adware.bho., Adware.win32.bho, Gen:variant.adware.bho.[variant]
Category: Spyware
Type: Adware
Platform: W32

Summary



A Browser Helper Object (BHO) that displays advertisements, potentially in a manner or context that may be unexpected and/or unwanted.



Removal


Exclusion

If the user is aware of the presence, functionality and potential issues related to a BHO and wishes to continue using it, they can configure the F-Secure security product to exclude it from scanning.

Manual Removal

If the user elects to remove the BHO, it can be manually uninstalled from the web browser. Please refer to the relevant product documentation for the specific version of your web browser for further instructions.



Technical Details



Browser Helper Objects (BHOs) are useful mini-programs that add functionality to the Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) browser. BHOs typically run automatically each time the web browser is launched.

This is the family detection for Browser Helper Objects (BHOs) that display advertisements. These BHOs may be distributed bundled together with other software. Upon installation, the BHO will connect to predetermined Internet servers to retrieve advertising material for display. The content of the advertising material and the manner of display may, for some users, be unexpected and/or unwanted.

Registry modifications

Creates these keys:

  • HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\





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