Real World Head Aches

Occasionally a Webroot customer will share the initial data they gather after deploying Spy Sweeper Enterprise. As the rest of the world does not usually get access to this kind of information I thought it would be valuable to share the results from one particular customer.

Occasionally a Webroot customer will share the initial data they gather after deploying Spy Sweeper Enterprise. As the rest of the world does not usually get access to this kind of information I thought it would be valuable to share the results from one particular customer. I have to stress that this is typical of enterprises that have Firewalls, Anti-Virus, URL-content blocking, and IDS already installed. This company has 2,000 desktops and this data is directly from the initial sweeps of 1,217 of them. The following pieces of software were found on corporate machines in the amounts shown. I can't show the whole list here because of the limitations of Moveable Type for blogging(or maybe it is just me)but if you want the full data set it is here.

 

Software Found

Total Count

Iwon

973

Hotbar

735

WebSearch Toolbar

368

Gator (GAIN)

363

CWS-AboutBlank

300

Apropos

219

nCase

211

vx2 (Transponder)

197

ShopAtHomeSelect

194

Adlogix

193

WinAd

180

InternetOptimizer

171

IEPlugin

164

Comet Cursor

149

SaveNow - WhenUSave

133

Bonzi Buddy

124

Ezula iLookup

124

Websearch.com Hijacker

120

WebRebates

99

Twain-Tech

95

MoneyTree

94

Bargain Buddy

83

SideSearch

82

EBates Money Maker

80

Multidial

73

ClearSearch

73

Hiwire

69

Clocksync

68

Drsnsrch.com Hijacker

67

IstBar

65

BlazeFind

59

KeenValue

54

PowerScan

52

Lzio

51

CashBack

51

Screensavers

43

SideFind

43

VirtualBouncer

42

TvMedia

42

Marketscore

42

YourSiteBar

38

DealHelper

36

CoolSavings

35

2nd-thought

35

Lopdotcom

34

CoolWebSearch (CWS)

34

Netpal

33

MoM

29

SurfSideKick

29

AdDestroyer

27

PurityScan

26

CnsMin

25

Vroomsearch.com Hijacker

24

iLookup

24

hotwebsearch.com Hijacker

24

WildMedia

24

TopConverting Downloader

24

TcpDump

23

LimeShop

22

TeenXXX (TinyBar)

22

shopnav.com hijacker

22

Dashbar Hijack

21

SearchIt Toolbar

20

Delfin

19

NavExcel

18

NaviSearch

18

 

A grand total of 8,008 pieces of spyware which is an average of 6.6 pieces of adware per machine. Imagine the sum total benefit to this organization of getting rid of 8,008 pieces of unauthorized software!  How do you spell relief?