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Yandex Toolbar

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Infected with Yandex Toolbar ?

     
Description
The Yandex Toolbar program is designed with spyware and adware components.
The Yandex Toolbar program is said to be located on platforms using Windows type system. The program's common point of location is on computer hard disk area. According to some research, the subjected malware was created on July 10, 2007 (Tuesday). The application internally creates pop-ups and unnecessary advertisement occurrence. Usually, the users will not notice this program. Using a stealth mode, the malware can smoothly inhibit the system with several virus contents.
According to some reports, the Yandex Toolbar program can be experienced with an effect of indispensable application in a form of icons that can't be easily removed. The malware also plays a role of being an executable file. When it is functioning, it works as an independent file. It automatically opens and closes itself. Another disability that this program can give is the quick manipulation over the other program. When other programs are activated, the computer shuts itself.
This application can be acquired when using an Internet connection service. It passes through Net streams, decoding every access point to be considered on entering the system. The program uses the Browser Help Object functionality that had been installed by other applications. The following programs are used to conceal the identity of this program:
* desk1.xml;
* dynmenud.bmp;
* dynmenu.bmp;
* yndbar.inf;
* menu2.xml;
* menu1.xm;l
* yndbard.bmp;
* and yndbar.dll.
Using the BHO effects, the software can now invade and take control over the Document Object Model. The detection and activation of HTTPs can aggravate the malware's action by creating a magnet effect to this BHO type of virus. Corrupted files that had been produced by this file are often found on registry keys.

Vendor
Yandex


Vendor URL
http://www.yandex.ru

Threat Level: Moderate Risk
Yandex Toolbar Characteristics
Displays ads  
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  
Distributes threats  
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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