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What is SpyWare ???


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Warning - Spyware - Also called AdWare - commercial programs.

 

What is SpyWare?

 

Gator / GAIN / WeatherScope / PrecisionTime / DateManager

 

Hotbar

 

 

 

What is SpyWare (also called AdWare) ?


Without your knowledge, SpyWare automatically watches you through the internet, and registrates your behavior while surfing to a commercials-server by the SpyWare-producer. All the sites you uses in your browser (Internet Explorer) is registrated, nonetheless you are browsing the site purposely, or the site is manipulated to you while browsing.

All SpyWare-programs is doing the following:

$  Registrating identification of your computer in the commercials-server

$  Registrating www-addresses you visits in the commercials-server

$  Registrating which words is on your screen (for generating commercials by the same words in the commercials-servers database)

$  Bumping commercials to your screen, while you uses your computer.

 

Some SpyWare-programs also does the following:

$  Registrating how long you visits each www-address

$  Registrating anything you types in formulars on the internet, like password

$  Registrating your answer to the commercials spreaded to you by the SpyWare

$  Registrating browser- og system settings

$  Registrating all the programs, that's installed on your computer

$  Registrating your first name, country and zip-code

$  Placing own commercials in popup's directly and precisely upon competitors commercials, as a site is financed by, like commercials on http://www.experts-exchange.com/

$  Offering installs of several other SpyWare-programs on your computer

This commercials-server then assures, that you gets commercials according to your browsing habbits.

The commercials-server can by own choice start programs on your computer without your knowledge (but it is shown in taskmanager).

Uninstalling the SpyWare-program through Control Panel does'nt work !!!

And these SpyWare-programs also uses un-nessessary ressources on your computer, and un-nessessary ressources.on your internet connection.


Because these SpyWare-programs not always can be classified as virusprograms, they are not removed by anti-virusprograms

 

 

Gator Also known as GAIN, WeatherScope, Precisiontime or DateManager


These programs uses 27 MB of your computers free RAM for programs.



If you answers YES to this ActiveX-control, which automatically is presented on several websites

or if you answers OK to this one on www.gator.com, then Gator SpyWare is installed on your computer.



Gator is automatically installed in:

Internet Explorer


Gator does the following:

$  Registrating how long you visits each www-address

$  Registrating anything you types in formulars on the internet, like password

$  Registrating your answer to the commercials spreaded to you by the SpyWare

$  Registrating browser- og systemsettings

$  Registrating all the programs, that's installed on your computer

$  Registrating your firstname, country and zip-code

$  Placing own commercials in popup's directly and precisely upon competitors commercials, as a site is financed by, like commercials on http://www.experts-exchange.com/

$  Offering installs of several other SpyWare-programs on your computer

Gator also automatically installs DateManager and PrecisionTime

If you answers YES to this ActiveX-control, which automatically is presented on several websites


or if you answers OK to this one on www.datemanager.com, then Gator SpyWare is installed on your computer.



Both are un-nessessary programs.
PrecisionTime can destroy time-syncronisation of your computer connected to a domain controller.
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=224799
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=232386




Use Outlook 2000 calendar instead of DateManager


Gator also installs WeatherScope

If you answers YES to this ActiveX-control, which automatically is presented on several websites



or if you answers OK to this one on www.weatherscope.com, then Gator SpyWare is installed on your computer..





 

 

Hotbar

If you answers YES to this ActiveX-control, which automatically is presented on several websites



or if you answers OK to this one on www.hotbar.com, then Hotbar SpyWare is installed on your computer..

Hotbar automatically installs itself in:

Outlook 2000
Internet Explorer
Explorer
Ms Office (Word - Excel - Powerpoint - Access).


 

 


Hotbar does the following:

$  Registrating identification of your computer in the commercials-server

$  Registrating www-addresses you visits in the commercials-server

$  Registrating which words is on your screen (for generating commercials by the same words in the commercials-servers database)

$  Bumping commercials to your screen, while you uses your computer.

 

 

 

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