Know Your Malware: Internet Optimizer Removal

Internet Optimizer is a browser hijacker that changes Internet Explorer default error and search pages. The threat also displays unexpected pop-up advertisements, attempts to send advertising e-mail messages to all the contacts in the Microsoft Outlook address book and may track user Internet activity. Internet Optimizer can update itself via the Internet. It is installed by some other parasites. The threat runs on every Windows startup.

Related files: iopti[XVS].dll, nem[XVS].dll, wsem[XVS].dll

Internet Optimizer properties:
Changes browser settings
Shows commercial adverts
Connects itself to the internet
Hides from the user
Stays resident in background Remove Internet Optimizer, removal instructions

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 7th December 2005 9:48PM