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Danger level 5
Type: Adware


Adware.Component.Toolbars is the latest in dubious programs. This parasite is a false security threat generated by the rogue anti-spyware program Smart Defender PRO. Once your computer is infected, Adware.Component.Toolbars will be displayed mostly in bogus security alerts. It might be listed in fake scan results too.

Adware.Component.Toolbars alert reads as follows:

\"INFILTRATION ALERT. Your computer is being attacked from Internet. It could be a password-stealing attack, a Trojan-dropper and so on. DETAILS: Attack from; Attacked port: 21373; Threat: Adware.Component.Toolbars. Do you want this program to block this attack?\"

Adware.Component.Toolbars is an adware application which was designed to deliver a variety of advertisements, affiliated with the adware, so as to ensure the optimal advertising of the products associated with Adware.Component.Toolbars.

Adware.Component.Toolbars tends to come bundled with pop-up advertisements, which is definitely not a wanted feature for any computer user.

Adware.Component.Toolbars is a potentially unwanted adware program that could be used to display various pop-up advertisements. Adware.Component.Toolbars is also used by its creators to collect various information on the users surfing habits, this invading the users privacy.

According to a few sources, Adware.Component.Toolbars has been found to perform the following functions:

• Shows commercial adverts
• Connects itself to the internet
• Stays resident in background

What Adware.Component.Toolbars will do is load up with Internet Explorer, as a Browser Helper Object (BHO). This means that Adware.Component.Toolbars is a dynamic link library (DLL) that tends to run as soon as Internet Explorer is started.

There are also a few symptoms affiliated with an Adware infection, which are usually tell-tale signs of an infection:

1. PC is working slowly
2. New desktop shortcuts are displayed on the system
3. Annoying pop-up messages (in some cases) keep appearing on the PC
4. E-mails are being sent from your email address without your consent.

The best way to ensure whether your system has been infected by Adware.Component.Toolbars is to perform a full computer system scan with a legitimate anti-spyware application.

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