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October 04, 2005

AdWare targets major search engines

ComputerWeekly reports that the major search engines including Google, Yahoo and MSN are being spoofed by adware called Premium search. Once the adware is installed, users visiting those search engines are actually viewing spoofs.  Full story at ComputerWeekly.

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I've seen this kind of adware before. If you can recognize it, it's not too difficult to get rid of, but some people may have troubles recognizing it.
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Posted by: bowling news | Sep 28, 2009 11:43:46 AM

Adware also falls into the Malware category when it is installed without your knowledge,when it attaches itself to your browser, when it steals valuable bandwidth on your Internet connection.Most adware plugins these days take advantage of the opportunities to spy on your preferences,keeping track of words you type into search engines in order to target advertisements to your interests.

Posted by: flash map | Nov 26, 2010 4:31:18 AM

Adware also falls into the category of malware installed without your knowledge, when it is committed to your browser when you steal precious Internet connection bandwidth. When you download other adware programs on your computer, it is a trojan ...

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