Threat Database Adware WIN32.BHO.acw


By GoldSparrow in Adware

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 594
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 52,806
First Seen: October 18, 2012
Last Seen: September 20, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

WIN32.BHO.acw is an adware program, which takes over the compromised Internet browser by adding a malicious browser helper object (BHO). WIN32.BHO.acw modifies HOSTS file and DNS settings and, thus, reroutes search results in any search engine to advertisement websites generated by cybercriminals to increase traffic and profit from click frauds. WIN32.BHO.acw may change the affected web browser's appearance by adding extensions, for example, a deceitful instant search toolbar.


WIN32.BHO.acw may call the following URLs:


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