Cydoor: 637,577 kills

"The Cydoor Technologies delivers highly targeted advertising directly to desktops in advertising enabled software applications. Cydoor's SoftClick Optimization Engine ensures that advertising is delivered to the precise target audience. "

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IEPlugin: 462,711 kills

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Gator: 1,183,301 kills

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Huntbar: 655,370 kills

HuntBar is a toolbar providing searching features, which is added to every new Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer window. It also changes your home page and search bar settings to point to HuntBar's servers, and automatically opens this search bar when it detects you using any other search e

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ISTbar: 627,781 kills

ISTbar is an IE toolbar, homepage- and search-hijacker provided by Integrated Search Technologies/CDT Inc. Installed by ActiveX drive-by download on affiliate sites, typically porn adverts, from April 2003. At least ISTbar/AUpdate is known to install using aggressive JavaScript (opening an error

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WhenU-DesktopBar: 613,978 kills

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New.Net: 484,731 kills

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CoolWebSearch: 1,024,304 kills

One of the most infamous hijackers known to date. Comes in a variety of versions, all using different techniques. Handle with extreme care! CoolWebSearch is a name given to a wide range of different browser hijackers. Though the code is very different between variants, they are all used to r

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180 Search Assistant: 784,346 kills

Company appears to have evolved from the old "paid-to-surf" program Epipo. Comes along with some "advertiser supported" programs, a tactic known as bundling. Depending on the program (180 Solutions markets several) it may pop-up ads or in the case of the Zango application it may pop-up other

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Alexa Toolbar: 449,382 kills

Alexa web search -- a new kind of search engine. With traffic rankings, user reviews and other information about sites, Alexa is a web site discovery tool. Features an Amazon shopping button on the product and anonymously aggregates surfing information. Provides clear EULA as well as opt-out instru

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