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Type: Adware
Also Known As: AutoSearchBHO Hijacker MSInfoSys Wink AutoSearch - AutoSearchBHO
Danger Level: 2
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: AutoSearch is an IE Browser Helper Object that hijacks address-bar searches. It knows about some of the other prevalent search-hijackers ? IGetNet, CommonName and NewDotNet ? and will steal back any address bar searches they take over.

Any address bar search you do is sent to a single page at www.tunders.com (which includes only static adverts, no search results).
Manual Removal: Open a DOS command prompt window (from Start->Programs->Accessories) and enter the following commands:

cd "%WinDir%\System"
regsvr32 /u msinfosys.dll
You should now be able to delete the 'msinfosys.dll' file in your System folder (inside the Windows folder; called 'System32' on Windows NT/2000/XP).

It is believed that AutoSearch is installed with or by Wink/ASWnk ? check your system for this parasite.

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