Media files that spread spyware

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  1. Peaches4U

    Peaches4U Registered Member

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    Would you believe that the author of the article linked to below did a test and found that loading one of the malicious video files resulted in 31 separate programs and an amazing 11,915 registry entries on his test machine.

    Media Files that Spread Spyware
    http://www.benedelman.org/news/010205-1.html
     
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    ronjor Global Moderator

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    What a great post Peaches! P2P and activeX--what a combination.
     
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    Do they spread via P2P only?
     
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