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Where to find adware/spyware "in the wild"


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#1 netarc

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Posted 07 September 2004 - 09:54 PM

We're in the process of evaluating a handful of malware fighting/prevention tools for eventual deployment at our company (focusing on AdAware 1.03 and SpySweeper), so I'm trying to compile a list of a) the most malicious/tenacious/common malware and :thumbsup: where to find such to "infect" a test system.

Does anyone know where to find a good compendium of (A) ... and better yet, know of a site that's compiled a list of where this malware can be found "in the wild?"

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Posted 07 September 2004 - 10:17 PM

I just so happened across a post in my wanderings yesterday by none other than Grinler, at SWI. You'll find the thread helpful, I think:
Try Here

BTW, a google search result for SWI may turn up a "site under construction" message. This link should work. :thumbsup:
patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

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Posted 07 September 2004 - 10:27 PM

You might be able to find some info here.
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Posted 08 September 2004 - 01:44 AM

Sweet, that's a great place to start ... thx!

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Posted 08 September 2004 - 07:51 AM

I liked that link! HEres a hint go download something from a site your not familiar with. It comes with lots of goodies...or extras they call it! I cant think of the many things ive downloaded that came with trojans and spyware...I hope to no never my machine aint for testsing or I would help the cause...lol in grinlers words the "cause"




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