Poinbag is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that communicates with a remote server without a computer user's permission and knowledge. Poinbag may display contextual advertisements while browsing the web and using Yahoo! or Google search. Once Poinbag is installed, it adds some system files and modifies the registry in order to add itself as a BHO so that it can run when Internet Explorer (IE) is started. Remove Poinbag immediately after detection.
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