Adware:W32/ClearSearch

Classification

Spyware

Adware

W32

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Summary

This program delivers advertising content to the user. It is usually annoying but harmless, unless it is combined with spyware or trackware.

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Technical Details

Adware:W32/ClearSearch is an adware and browser hijacker program.

Installation

ClearSearch adware may be distributed bundled together with other software. It may be either manually or silently installed.

The program is installed to:

  • %programfiles%\[randomname]\[randomname].exe

ClearSearch will also create a registry launchpoint for itself.

Activity

While active, the adware will connect to the following remote sites to track the user's browsing activities:

  • https://sds.clrsch.com\[...]
  • https://status.clrsch.com\[...]

The program will then display pop-up advertisements based on the user's browsing behaviour.

Date Created: 2009-03-19 05:12:46.0

Date Last Modified: 2009-03-23 10:16:36.0