SearchoMatic2000 Adware Profile

SearchoMatic2000 is an adware program disguised as a toolbar add-on for your browser.  It is a SearchCentrix variant.  It was first discovered on February 1 of 2004.  It is distributed by Search Centrix and is powered by the web server, http://www.search-o-matic2000.com/.  This website is currently shut down, but that is not indicative of Search Centrix going out of business or the removal of the SearchoMatic2000 threat.

SearchoMatic2000 is installed on your computer without your knowledge or consent.  It often comes bundled with other ad-supported freeware programs.  While it doesn’t have spyware capabilities, it hijacks your browser.  It resets your home page to its website at http://www.search-o-matic2000.com/ and redirects all your searches to its website.  It also displays pop-up advertising.

The activity of SearchoMatic2000 can seriously slow down your computer’s performance.  It can also potentially cause your Internet browser to crash.  Any supposed benefits it offers are not worth compromising the functionality of your computer.

If you are infected with this program, you should remove it immediately with ZookaWare PC Cleaner.  While there are other means to remove SearchoMatic2000, ZookaWare PC Cleaner has proven to consistently and completely remove this threat from your computer.

Also Known As:
Search-o-Matic2000,
MyGeek/Search-o-Matic2000,
Gsim, SearchCentrix,
Inflow Search Centrix,
WinDirect, eXpand Search,
Search Centrix, wzhelper,
SearchoMatic2000 Toolbar,
SearchCentrix.Search-O-Matic

Adware Type: Toolbar, Browser Hijacker

Associated Files:
flb.exe
mygeek.dll in Windows\system\
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid\{4e7bd74f-2b8d-469e-d9fb-fa6bad98fa7d}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\browser helper objects\{4e7bd74f-2b8d-469e-d9fb-fa6bad98fa7d}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\clsid\{4e7bd74f-2b8d-469e-d9fb-fa6bad98fa7d}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\internet explorer\toolbar\{4e7bd74f-2b8d-469e-d9fb-fa6bad98fa7d}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\browser helper objects\{4e7bd74f-2b8d-469e-d9fb-fa6bad98fa7d}

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