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Effects: Privacy invasion, ads, toolbar skins.
Virus Name: Adware.Hotbar
Status: 'hbsrv.exe' is not critical.
Path: hbsrv.exe

hbsrv.exe is an instance of the once popular 'Hotbar' adware. Hotbar has seen a decrease in popularity in the last few years, however, it is still out there, rampant as ever. Hotbar is marketed as a toolbar that allows you to skin Internet Explorer (which, is actually as simple as changing a registry key). Hotbar also records every website you visit, and attempts to target advertising accordingly.


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