GAIN/Gator/Claria drive-by-downloads

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by scumware_curious, Jun 29, 2004.

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  1. scumware_curious

    scumware_curious Registered Member

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    hi,

    i'm working on a project on spyware/adware drive-by-downloads. at the moment, i'm trying to identify websites that push these types of downloads (specifically for Gain Publishing/Claria/Gator). has anyone been a victim of any of their downloads?

    thanks!

    scumware curious
     
  2. Jooske

    Jooske Registered Member

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    Hello and welcome to the forum.
    Yes, Panda online scanner: accept the GAIN/Gator from the advertisements or the databases update doesn't work.
    No reactions from their support at all.
    This was many months ago, might have changed in the meantime.
    The spyware/adware scanners had it out immediately after the occasion.
     
  3. dvk01

    dvk01 Global Moderator

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    Hi Scumware Curious

    I've moved this from hijack cleaning as it is more suited to thois forum

    we try to keep hijack cleanin g forum solely for hijacked computers not general discussions

    Thanks
     
  4. scumware_curious

    scumware_curious Registered Member

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    thanks for the replies. watch out for placeboworld.com... some of claria's drive by applications are waiting to be downloaded. has anyone seen other sites like these? i'm trying to compile a list of 'tainted' sites.
     
  5. Jooske

    Jooske Registered Member

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    Thanks, please keep us informed so a list can be made and people might like to add to their HOSTS file.
     
  6. Rita

    Rita Infrequent Poster

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    hi curious
    yes ive been a victim of gator in the past and also bonzi buddy--it took forever to get rid of gator--hope i never get it again now i am alot more careful and have alot of anti spyware scanners and dont download anything without reading the fine print
    Rita
     
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