CoolWebSearch
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CoolWebSearch (also known as CWS) first appeared in May 2003 and is well known as a malicious keylogging[1] program which installs itself on Windows based computers. Effects CoolWebSearch has numerous effects when it is successfully installed on a users computer. … Read More

Typical examples of spyware
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A few examples of common spyware programs may serve to illustrate the diversity of behaviors found in these attacks. Caveat: As with computer viruses, researchers give names to spyware programs which frequently do not relate to any names that the … Read More

Spyware – Identity theft and fraud
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One case has closely associated spyware with identity theft. [1] In August 2005, researchers from security software firm Sunbelt Software believed that the makers of the common CoolWebSearch spyware had used it to transmit “chat sessions, user names, passwords, bank … Read More