Top 10 tricks causing spyware epidemic


Spyware tricks have become increasingly devious, making spyware and adware stick to machines longer, more difficult to remove and sometimes impossible to see with ordinary methods. In the spyware tricks series I wrote about seeing installations with multiple resuscitators, increasing numbers of randomly named files, even randomly named folders. Internet Explorer security settings are being changed by spyware and hosts files are being hijacked. We've recently seen installations of keyloggers and spam bots along with your garden variety of adware. Now add rootkits to that list. Let's look back at the top 10 tricks of 2005 Top 10 tricks causing spyware epidemic | Spyware Confidential | ZDNet.com

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 20th December 2005 10:52PM