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search.exe
(ATTENTION: Malware Process)

Description

search.exe is a malicious process that generates pop up adverstisements thru the tracking and monitoring of user's surfing behaviors. It may also spread worms sent through email and instant messages and virus-infected files downloaded from peer-to-peer connections.

Recommendation

It is recommended that you remove search.exe from your to prevent

- Further Sluggish PC Performance
- Risk of virus infections
- Worms that may send out emails from your system to infect other PCs.
- Personal info being stolen and used without your knowledge to commit fraud/crimes

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What is a Trojan?

Quoted From Wikipedia: A Trojan horse, or trojan for short, is a term used to describe malware that appears, to the user, to perform a desirable function but, in fact, facilitates unauthorized access to the user's computer system.

The term comes from the Trojan Horse story in Greek mythology. Trojan horses are not self-replicating which distinguishes them from viruses and worms. Additionally, they require interaction with a hacker to fulfill their purpose.

The hacker need not be the individual responsible for distributing the Trojan horse. It is possible for hackers to scan computers on a network using a port scanner in the hope of finding one with a Trojan horse installed. More Info