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Microsoft to ban man-in-the-middle adware on Windows

Microsoft to ban man-in-the-middle adware on Windows

Wants to avoid its own Superfish scandal.
Dec 23 2015 9:02AM
Lenovo stops pre-loading 'bloatware' on PCs

Lenovo stops pre-loading 'bloatware' on PCs

Offers free anti-virus subscription.
Mar 1 2015 9:56AM
Lenovo caught pre-installing adware on laptops

Lenovo caught pre-installing adware on laptops

Superfish hijacks TLS/SSL encryption.
Feb 20 2015 5:02AM
Yontoo adware targets Mac, Windows users

Yontoo adware targets Mac, Windows users

Victims sprayed with dodgy ads.
Mar 22 2013 12:31PM
Wireless adware threat uses "carrier" computer to spread

Wireless adware threat uses "carrier" computer to spread

Dubbed "typhoid adware".
May 25 2010 1:36PM
Adware pushers evolve into malware distribution channel

Adware pushers evolve into malware distribution channel

"Affiliates" recruited to spread malware.
Oct 1 2009 11:01AM
Trojans account for 70 per cent of all malware in second quarter of 2009

Trojans account for 70 per cent of all malware in second quarter of 2009

Trojans accounted for almost three quarters of all new malware between April and June this year.
Jul 8 2009 10:51AM
Appellate court affirms that Zango can't sue Kaspersky

Appellate court affirms that Zango can't sue Kaspersky

An appeals court has upheld a ruling that Kaspersky Lab did nothing wrong when it blocked users' access to Zango programs.
Jul 1 2009 11:01AM
Accused adware purveyor Zango shuttered by bank foreclosure

Accused adware purveyor Zango shuttered by bank foreclosure

A principal player in the spreading of adware - software that silently loads advertising onto web users' computers - has been forced to close down after a decade in business.
Apr 28 2009 11:27AM
Users increasingly falling victim to malware distributed on Digg, YouTube

Users increasingly falling victim to malware distributed on Digg, YouTube

Infection of the adware called "VideoPlay," which has been spreading through malicious posts and comments on Digg and YouTube, increased 400 percent from January to February, according to Panda Security.
Mar 4 2009 10:38AM
Fake P2P media files lead to adware attack

Fake P2P media files lead to adware attack

Researchers at McAfee said they have detected the largest outbreak of malware in three years, an infection impacting hundreds of thousands of users whose machines contain poisoned media files.
May 8 2008 9:53AM
Adware tops February malware chart

Adware tops February malware chart

An adware program has topped a security firm's monthly malware breakdown for the first time..
Mar 6 2008 3:06PM
Facebook widget leads to adware install

Facebook widget leads to adware install

Researchers at Fortinet have discovered what they believe to be the first malicious widget to appear on the popular social networking website Facebook.
Jan 7 2008 2:20PM
Ads on Facebook serving up adware

Ads on Facebook serving up adware

An apparent adware distributor is placing ads that download adware and spyware on to the unpatched Windows computers of those visiting the popular Facebook website.
Sep 19 2007 1:35AM
Adware purveyor withdraws PC Tools complaint

Adware purveyor withdraws PC Tools complaint

Zango, a controversial maker of adware software, has withdrawn its legal complaint against PC Tools.
Aug 29 2007 12:31PM
Zango sues PC Tools for US$35mn

Zango sues PC Tools for US$35mn

Online media company Zango has filed a lawsuit in Seattle, US against anti-spyware firm PC Tools for US$35 million (A$42 million) for 'irreparable harm'.
May 23 2007 11:08AM
Adware funders fined for malware contributions

Adware funders fined for malware contributions

Advertisers held accountable for illegal software installations.
Feb 1 2007 9:23AM
Some websites reporting common error code contain adware

Some websites reporting common error code contain adware

Hackers are using 404 error messages to their advantage by creating fake sites containing the message to load spyware and adware, security researchers said today.
Dec 5 2006 12:22PM
Adware maker battles tarnished image

Adware maker battles tarnished image

Zango says it has cleaned up its act, but security researchers disagree.
Dec 4 2006 10:04AM
Adware penetrates OS X

Adware penetrates OS X

Proof-of-concept code could run without user knowledge.
Nov 29 2006 9:19AM

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