This program delivers advertising content to the user. It is usually annoying but harmless, unless it is combined with spyware or trackware.
Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it may block the file from running, move it to the quarantine where it cannot spread or cause harm, or ask you to select an action.
GigaSearch is an adware program that also includes functionality to perform browser hijacking.
It is able to modify the web browser's settings to hijack the browser's main pages and install toolbars, browser plug-ins and& browser helper objects (BHO).
Upon execution, it adds a list of URLs to the Favorites folder and Desktop. Some of which may contain adult contents:
When the adware is executed, it performs the following actions:
During installation, the program modifies the following registry subkeys to change Internet Explorer's default settings:
It also adds various registry subkeys (see above).
Creates these keys:
Date Created: 2009-03-25 04:44:19.0
Date Last Modified: 2009-03-26 03:30:13.0