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Windows Defender detects and removes this unwanted software.
Usually, this threat bypasses the normal prompts or dialogs that ask for your consent to install browser extensions, toolbars, or add-ons into the Internet Explorer and Google Chrome web browsers.
It also modifies browser shortcut files. When launched using these modified shortcuts, the browsers open certain websites that you may not intend to visit.
This threat is part of a suite of malware and unwanted software families that is also called "Fireball". Read about this threat group in the Windows Security blog:
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