Hijacker . Lycos Sidesearch (Summary)
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Hijacker . Lycos Sidesearch (Summary)

Software Name: Lycos Sidesearch
Company Name: Lycos
Product Name: Lycos Sidesearch
Classification: Hijacker
Website: http://www.lycos.com

Brief:
Takes over browser settings. Bundled with other applications. Installs silently. Tracks usage with a unique identifier and users locale.

 

IMPORTANT!
Some of the Hijacker.Lycos Sidesearch components are listed below. The list is compiled as a reference. The list might not be complete and it doesn't represent instructions for manual removal. We DO NOT recommend manual removal. Incorrect removal of certain software might make your computer unstable or even unusable.
Removal of adware component might affect the related ad-supported software.

If you suspect that you have an unwanted instance of Lycos Sidesearch installed on your computer we recommend a free audit of your system with INAC Anti Spyware.

Lycos Sidesearch might create following folders (and inject its files inside the folders):

  • %APPDATA%\Lycos\Sidesearch

  • %PROGRAM_FILES%\Lycos\Sidesearch

  • %APPDATA%\Lycos

  • %PROGRAM_FILES%\Lycos

  • %PROGRAM_FILES%\Lycos\IEagent

Lycos Sidesearch might create following files (some of the files might be loaded in memory while the software is running):

  • %DESKTOP%\Sidesearch.lnk

  • %DESKTOP%\Lycos Sidesearch.lnk

  • %PROGRAMS%\Sidesearch.lnk

  • %PROFILE%\Local Settings\Temp\lycos_ss.exe

  • %PROGRAMS%\Lycos Sidesearch.lnk

Lycos Sidesearch is often accompanied by the following tracking cookies:

  • lycos.com

Lycos Sidesearch might create following registry keys (and inject subkeys and values):

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{00000762-3965-4A1A-98CE-3D4BF457D4C8}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{000007AB-7059-463E-BD44-101A1750D732}

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Lycos

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Lycos\Sidesearch

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Explorer Bars\{000007AB-7059-463E-BD44-101A1750D732}

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\{000007C6-17DF-4438-92A4-DE5537471BA3}

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{00000762-3965-4A1A-98CE-3D4BF457D4C8}

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Lycos Sidesearch

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Code Store Database\Distribution Units\{54771E6F-A5A2-4413-8FB8-7B8F85398174}

Lycos Sidesearch might create following registry values:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Approved|{00000762-3965-4A1A-98CE-3D4BF457D4C8}

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Approved|{000007AB-7059-463E-BD44-101A1750D732}

  • HKEY_USERS\*\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\CmdMapping|{000007C6-17DF-4438-92A4-DE5537471BA3}

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Lycos|ssnosi

Lycos Sidesearch might create registry values with following data:

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Lycos Sidesearch might insert following entries in the HOSTS file:

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