Media-Motor only with Yahoo Sniffer

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Talk about an insidious threat, Media Motor hijacks web addresses like “alexa.com”:http://alexa.com by installing as a domain thingy in the registry. It is very hard to find. Ad Aware didn’t find it, Spybot doesn’t find it. Only Yahoo’s toolbar (which is Webroot) found it.

The behavious is strange, it gives you pages that sort of look like Alexa, but which have their advertising on it. As “Panda Software”:http://www.pandasoftware.com/virus_info/encyclopedia/overview.aspx?idvirus=49943 explains, it is downloaded with various freeware silently.

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