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by Marianna Schmudlach / March 12, 2004 12:37 AM PST

Program Information
Discovery Date: 03/12/2004
Origin: Unknown
Length: 35328
Type: Program
SubType: Adware

This program is detected as a "potentially unwanted application".

Detection was added to cover for an arguable file called "msxmlpp.dll " , having a filesize of 35328 bytes (decimal). The file is wriiten in MS-Visual C++ and it is internally compressed with upx.

The .dll file is usually dropped by other adware binary files. It has references to a commercial search site having the IP address Apart from changing the Internet Explorer startup page and adding favorites, it also changes the drivers\etc\hosts file so that whenever a user searches for something on msn.com it gets redirected to the webpage from the adware.

More: http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_101094.htm

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