Spyware’s likely suspect sites.



Spyware Confidential is writing of complaints from Wrestling fans of several wrestling related sites that have become sources of unsolicited spyware and adware installs. Some of them are aware of the spyware and encourage users to sign up for the ad-free service (pay) to avoid the problem. The spyware in many cases are installs that start without user intervention (or consent.)


The truth is there are several types of sites that are in the “usual suspects” list for adware and spyare installs, the first are xxx sites, the second are hacking/warez sites (such as the one reported a couple days back installing 180solutions software through a security vulnerability). The third and fourth are probably lyric sites and wrestling sites.

The first two are usually considered “the seedy side” of the net. Of course, the warez/hacking sites are illegal and xxx isn’t illegal but….

Anyway – lyric sites are probably, at worst running afoul of copyright law, but with wrestling fan sites, their users are complaining (who blames them). Suzi at Spyware Confidential says there must be a better way of paying the bills… I agree.

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