[Dshield] Adware...malware?

Rick Klinge rick at jaray.net
Tue Jan 13 23:45:04 GMT 2004

Pete.. There are tons of these types of programs that do this.. And there
are a lot of known trojans too.  

Download ad-aware, free, and run it no just one machine.. You'd be surprised
at how much add/tracking software is loaded on an uncontrolled machine:

Then do an free on line active scan against the same computer from somewhere

G'luck and make a pot of coffee,


> -----Original Message-----
> From: list-bounces at dshield.org 
> [mailto:list-bounces at dshield.org] On Behalf Of Pete Cap
> Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2004 5:15 PM
> To: General DShield Discussion List
> Subject: [Dshield] Adware...malware?
> Greetings all,
> Has anyone considered the possibility of system compromise 
> due to adware/spyware?  ...By "considered" I of course mean, 
> has anyone looked into the extent of the vulnerability and 
> the possible damage which could be done?
> Keystroke logging comes to mind automatically, as does usage 
> tracking...
> But I was unaware until just recently that some (e.g. Gator) 
> can install and execute arbitrary code (for "updates").  On 
> the networks I monitor a great problem is Kazaa usage (which 
> violates multiple user agreements)...Kazaa comes packaged 
> with Gator...I am seeing problems...
> Anyone else?
> Pete

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