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 Jun 10, 2004 - 04:51 PM - by Michael
* The Joys of Spyware...

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Just like we've always said... Adware providers are No better than virus writers. This is a particularly nasty one, but one we've all seen time and again with other browser hijackers - a company using virus-like behavior to get their popup loaders onto computers.
The Internet address from which the adware Trojan horse was downloaded resolves to I-Lookup.com, a search engine registered in Costa Rica that antivirus firms Symantec and PestPatrol have linked to aggressive advertising software. Two of the top three searches on the site relate to removing such programs, according to I-Lookup.com's own statistics.
 

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