Threat Encyclopedia



Riskware/MyWebSearch is a detection for installers of applications that include MindSpark-related toolbars or Browser Helper Objects (BHOs). The detection does not indicate the presence of malware, but is used to classify software with possibly unwanted behavior that may be a potential risk to users.
Riskware applications usually affect productivity and are thus not useful in a corporate environment.
Below are screenshots of some of the installation packages and toolbars:

  • Figure 1: Installation Prompt Example.

  • Figure 2: Toolbar Example 1.

  • Figure 3: Toolbar Example 2.

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  • Make sure that your FortiGate/FortiClient system is using the latest AV database.
  • Quarantine/delete files that are detected and replace infected files with clean backup copies.

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