Latest Spyware Even More Evil
from the not-good dept
Last year we wrote about how some fairly evil spyware called Xupiter was making the rounds, installing itself without alerting the user, changing homepages and generally causing a nuisance. Well, it appears things are getting even worse. Wired News is now reporting on an even more evil piece of spyware called CoolWebSearch that does all of the above plus more. It will disable your ability to visit websites that tell you how to remove it. It disable certain firewalls. Plus, it appears to get constant updates for itself. It’s gotten to the point where some who have ended up with it say their computers have become useless.