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Daily Toolbar

This is a toolbar promoted by an adult sites, the toolbar gives direct link to some adult sites/web pages. The toolbar gets installed as soon as the user enters the website (dailytoolbar.com), in some cases it also does not show any sign of installation (a popup window gives the user the information that the user has installed a toolbar).The toolbar changes the users IE homepage to http://www.topsearchdog.com/, the toolbar shows ads related to adult sites and links that contain adult content.0

General information:

Malware Name:Daily Toolbar
Malware Type:Toolbar
Company Name:
Company URL:http://www.dailytoolbar.com/
Threat Level:High
Operating System:WIN XP
Installation Type:Installed through EXE
Operation:Time of After browser restart.

Company Description:

Spyware Description:

This is a toolbar promoted by an adult sites, the toolbar gives direct link to some adult sites/web pages. The toolbar gets installed as soon as the user enters the website (dailytoolbar.com), in some cases it also does not show any sign of installation (a popup window gives the user the information that the user has installed a toolbar).The toolbar changes the users IE homepage to http://www.topsearchdog.com/, the toolbar shows ads related to adult sites and links that contain adult content.0

Characteristics/Symptoms:

    -> Keeps watch on user’s browsing activity -> Contain links to other sites -> Slows the browser -> Shows redundant search results -> Changes IE homepage to http://www.topsearchdog.com/ -> Shows popup messages related to the adult sites0

Additional information might be found here:

googleSearch at Google for Daily Toolbar
bingSearch at Bing for Daily Toolbar
yahooSearch at Yahoo for Daily Toolbar

Processes Running:

File information Created after Installation:

File LocationSize (Bytes)Type
C:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Temp\daytool\B_DAILY.txt131Text Document
C:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Temp\daytool\B_NICE.txt131Text Document
C:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Temp\daytool\M_DAILY.txt280Text Document

Folder information Created after Installation:

Folder Location
C:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Temp\daytool

Registry information Created after Installation:

Main Registry KeySub Registry KeyKey Value Name
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\NIX Solutions\DailyToolbarInstanceID
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\NIX Solutions\DailyToolbarLastAdStamp
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\NIX Solutions\DailyToolbarLastMessageStamp