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Published Jul 29, 2008 | Updated Aug 15, 2011


Detected by Microsoft Defender Antivirus

Aliases: W32/Softomate (Norman) Adware.Meplex (Sunbelt Software) Trojan.Adclicker (Symantec) Adware_Softomate (Trend Micro) BrowserModifier:Win32/Matcash (other)


Win32/Matcash is a multi-component family of trojans that downloads and executes arbitrary files. Some variants of this family may install a toolbar. The toolbar is installed as a Browser Helper Object (BHO), allowing the toolbar to run when the browser is launched. 

To detect and remove this threat and other malicious software that may be installed on your computer, run a full-system scan with an appropriate, up-to-date, security solution. The following Microsoft products detect and remove this threat:

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