- Threat Level: Medium
- Description: TinyBar is adware, a hijacker and a downloader. An Internet Explorer toolbar, TinyBar installs no actual software, but adds registry entries that use the Windows system file shdocvw.dll to display a webpage as a toolbar. This page may be stored locally or fetched from the internet every time an IE window is opened. It generally contains a search feature and/or link buttons, pointed at a generic portal such as tinybar.com (or at least 18 others).
- Type: TT_Adware
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- Removal: This infection can be removed using Spyware Doctor.
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