Infected with Snap Toolbar ?
The Snap Toolbar application is a plug-in for the user's desktop and Web browser.
The Snap Toolbar application is a desktop and Internet search software installed without the user's consent. The Snap Toolbar application is an adware program. Adware programs are known for displaying unwanted ads on the user's computer. The ads may be displayed in the form of pop-under, pop-ups and links integrated in search results. These ads may come in regular time intervals even when the computer is not connected to the Internet.
The ads may be delivered as a pop-up or pop-under that displays an image of the product being promoted. The pop-up window may also contain the information needed in order to avail of the product. The pop-up window may also redirect the user to the product's website when clicked. The Snap Toolbar application may also integrate text links into search results. These text links will redirect the user's browser to an advertising website.
The Snap Toolbar application may be installed by other malicious software applications such as MediaMotor without the user's consent. The Snap Toolbar application does not have an End-User License Agreement that prompts the user before the installation process begins. Since the program has no EULA, it does not inform the user about the security risk acquired when the Snap Toolbar application is installed on the user's computer. This allows the Snap Toolbar application to be installed on the system without the user's knowledge.
The Snap Toolbar application may also be bundled with a rootkit tool. This may be used to disable system security programs. System security programs may include anti-malware applications and firewalls. Disabling of these programs may allow the Snap Toolbar application to continue functioning without being detected and terminated.
The Snap Toolbar application may create the following files and execute them:
* and uninstall.exe.
These files can be found in a folder in the program files directory named mediasnapinstall and snap visual search.
|Threat Level: Moderate Risk|
|Records personal data / keystrokes|
|Hijacks internet browser|
|Allows remote influence|
|Downloads unsolicited files|
|Disables programs / system|
|Makes unauthorized phone calls|
|Exploits a security flaw|
|Floods internet connection|
|Tracks browsing activity with installed applications|
|Tracks browsing activity with cookies|
|Installs without user consent|
|Inadequate uninstall procedures|
|Insufficient privacy disclosure and consent|
|Uses excessive system resources|
|Makes fraudulent claims about spyware detection and removal|
|Performs Silent Updates|
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