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Type: Adware
Created By: HK Internet Investments, LTD.
Danger Level: 1
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.
Comment: From their website:

The Toolbar Software Is Designed to Collect and Use Non-Personal Information. The Toolbar Software collects certain non-personally identifiable information about your Web surfing. This includes your response to online ads; Zip code/postal code (if so submitted by the Subscriber for the purpose of utilizing the complete functionality of the toolbar); country and IP address; standard web log information and system settings; what software is on the computer (but no information about the usage or data files associated with the software); and time of successful software installation.

This program adds a toolbar.It changes Internet Explorer's searchpage and errorpage.
Information URL: http://www.thecoolbar.com

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