Adware dominates PC malware infections

Wednesday, 23 March 2005, 7:52 PM EST

Adware rather than spyware is the most common problem code on PCs, according to a recent survey of infected PCs.

The research, conducted by privacy company Webroot, found that seven of the top 10 types of malware were related to advertising, usually redirecting searches or monitoring user activity to display targeted advertising. Two of the 10 are re-diallers and one is a key-logger for stealing security codes.

By Iain Thomson at vnunet.

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