Thursday, December 16, 2004

Viral Spyware!

Ok, this is a blow too low. is reporting a new variant of CoolWebSearch that actually infects executable files, causing ordinary programs to become new infection vectors for their spyware. Even if you clean the original spyware off your computer, you can still be re-infected just by running another infected program.

Spyware and viruses have finally started to really converge. I hope, then, that this means we can finally get some credible anti-spyware tools from the major anti-virus vendors. Where the hell have they been all this time?

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