HuntBar, also called WinTools or Adware.Websearch, is a small family of spyware programs distributed by Traffic Syndicate. It is installed by ActiveX drive-by download at affiliate Web sites, or by advertisements displayed by other spyware programs — an example of how spyware can install more spyware. These programs add toolbars to Internet Explorer, track Web browsing behavior, redirect affiliate references, and display advertisements.
This is a hijacker application. Hijackers don’t normally damage your computer or steal your personal information.
- Size: 1,532,928 bytes
- Threat level: Low
- Author: First Cash Reserve, LLC
- Appeared: Variants from April, 2003 to February, 2004
- Detections: 6,803,305