[Full-Disclosure] Cool Web Search
toddtowles at brookshires.com
Mon Aug 2 14:23:52 BST 2004
You don't seriously think that one person that has a real job to do can sit
around all today (not do his job) and write an automatic tool to remove Cool
Web Search do you?
I have work to do..and to tell you the true, CWS isn't a problem for me? Why
because we have real network security. Desktop security is the last line of
defense. Multi-tier security will stop most spyware at the gate and it will
never get to you.
I watched one student try to create a program to remove CWS and he did a
very good job, but he couldn't keep up. I can't blame him for that. He was
fighting a team of programmers that were getting paid to write this junk all
day long. Some system admin spending three hours on a program will help
everyone that day with one variant..but will be useless when a new variant
Plus - using some tool that doesn't completely remove this spyware could
give people false protect. Thinking their system is clean - because they ran
program X - but it is still e-mailing information.
There needs to be a joining of Anti-Virus and Anti-spyware, but spyware is
faster spreading and harder to remove then most viruses. Why do you think AV
companies stay out of the spyware game?
From: full-disclosure-admin at lists.netsys.com
[mailto:full-disclosure-admin at lists.netsys.com] On Behalf Of Aditya, ALD
[Aditya Lalit Deshmukh]
Sent: Sunday, August 01, 2004 2:41 AM
To: Todd Towles; 'JacK'; full-disclosure at lists.netsys.com
Subject: RE: Re: [Full-Disclosure] Cool Web Search
> We are all computer people - fixing one computer is easy but could take 4
> hours - not very helpful on a mass scale. We pay for point and click, why
> shouldn't we get it? ;)
the sweet word over here is automation even if one computer takes 4 hours to
clean but if can find a way to do that and automate you have proved your
worth to your employer and that is what your employer is paying you for...
if we dont get point and click then we make it point and click and not buy
anything in this case
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