related.htm - Alexa Related Info Extra Toolbar Button and Tools Menu Item for IE Browser

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What is related.htm - Yahoo! Alexa Related Info Extra Toolbar Button and Extra Tools Menu Item for Internet Explorer (IE) browsers?

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related.htm is an Extra Toolbar Button and Extra Tools Menu Item for Internet Explorer (IE) browsers. related.htm presents an extra button on the main toolbar and an extra tools menu item of IE browsers that allows you to view site information and related links for the current viewing Website.

related.htm file information:

Directory: C:\windows\Web
File name: related.htm
Description: None
Size: 654 Bytes
Date: Monday, April 19, 2004, 12:30:42 PM
Version: None
Company name: MSN and Alexa
System essential: No
Virus/Spyware/Adware: No

related.htm is actually a HTML document with a simple JavaScript:

<script>

//Build the query
userURL=external.menuArguments.location.href;
RelatedServiceURL="http://related.msn.com/related.asp?url=";

//Perform simple check for Intranet URLs 
//this is where the http or https will be, as found 
//by searching for :// but skip res:
protocolIndex=userURL.indexOf("://",4);
serverIndex=userURL.indexOf("/",protocolIndex + 3);
urlresult=userURL.substring(0,serverIndex);

//Check if Intranet URL - then open search bar

if (urlresult.indexOf(".",0) < 1) userURL="Intranet URL";
finalURL = RelatedServiceURL + encodeURIComponent(userURL);
external.menuArguments.open(finalURL, "_search");

</script>

When you click the Alexa Related Info button on windows.fyicenter.com Website, you are actually running the following URL: http://related.msn.com/related.asp?url=http://windows.fyicentere.com

HijackThis report on related.htm

O9 - Extra button: Related
   - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a}
   - C:\WINDOWS\web\related.htm
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links 
   - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a}
   - C:\WINDOWS\web\related.htm

 

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