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More than five million IP addresses infected by adware, finds Google

According to a new research form Google and UC Berkley, more than five million users or IP addresses are infected by adware. According to the Verge, the number could be an underestimate since a

  • Published: May 7, 2015 4:14 PM IST

According to a new research form Google and UC Berkley, more than five million users or IP addresses are infected by adware. Also Read - 21 adware gaming apps discovered on Google Play store: Full list

According to the Verge, the number could be an underestimate since adware programs often refuse to tamper with large company sites to avoid detection. The report also said that the infamous superfish adware , the most popular ad injector detected by the study, impacting more than 3.7 million pageviews, is still alive. Also Read - 15 apps on Google Play Store found making Adware attempts

Ad-injecting malware is one of the most reliable scams on the web. Once a computer’s infected, the virus drops new ads into any site it visits, sending ad revenue back to the scammers who control it. Also Read - Google removes 200 games from Play Store that had adware hidden in them

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  • Published Date: May 7, 2015 4:14 PM IST



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