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Currently Notice: Undefined variable: incprefix in /data/www/xblock/product_show.php on line 123 25,860,543 Spy Software Busted!
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Type: Adware
Also Known As: SearchV
Created By: Draft Malls Inc.
Danger Level: 3
Category Description: Program that delivers advertisements on your PC.

Note that many websites have their own advertising, unrelated to adware.

Adware is any software application in which advertising is displayed while the program is running. The authors of these applications include additional code that delivers the ads, which can be viewed through pop-up windows or through a bar that appears on a computer screen and sometimes through text links or in integrated search results. Adware may or may not track personal information. It may also gather information anonymously or in aggregate only. Users should check the EULA and Privacy policy to ensure if the adware on their machines conforms to their standards.
Official Description: Winshow is a pop-up opener implemented as an Internet Explorer Browser Helper Object, controlled by 00hq.com. The origin is currently unknown. When a targeted word or phrase is spotted in a web site you are viewing in Internet Explorer, Winshow may open a pop-up advert. So far adverts have been served from 00hq.com and 8ad.com. Can download and execute arbitrary unsigned code from its controlling server, as a self-updating feature.

Comment: Currently used by "SearchV"
They used to be a (yet another) search engine site, but now every page requested redirects to porn.

The SearchV program changes your homepage to their own.
Information URL: http://www.00hq.com
Manual Removal: Open a DOS command prompt window (from Start->Programs->Accessories), and enter the following commands:

cd "%WinDir%\System"
regsvr32 /u "..\winshow.dll"
Restart the computer and you should be able to delete the files winshow.dll, winshow.cfg and dict.dat from the Windows folder.

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