Spyware -- Question No. 10

Spyware -- Question No. 10

Which of the following is the most frequently identified spyware threat by Webroot's Spy Audit?
a. 1800search Assistant
b. Gator
c. CoolWebSearch
d. BlazeFind

Answer from Top 10 spyware threats:
1. CoolWebSearch (CWS)
CoolWebSearch may hijack any of the following: Web searches, home page, and other Internet Explorer settings. Recent variants of CoolWebSearch install using malicious HTML applications or security flaws, such as exploits in the HTML Help format and Microsoft Java virtual machines. (Read the rest of this tip.)

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This was first published in May 2005

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