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Screensavers.com toolbar Adware Information

Name: Screensavers.com toolbar
Category: Adware
Alias: - Alias: CMAPP
Advice: Remove
Risk: Elevated Risk Elevated threats are usually threats that fall into the range of adware in which data about a user's habits are tracked and sent back to a server for analysis without your consent or knowledge.
Description: Installs Comet Systems spyware.

From the EULA: "THE SCREENSAVERS.COM INSTALLER SOFTWARE IS REQUIRED TO DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL SCREENSAVERS AND WALLPAPER FROM THE SCREENSAVERS.COM WEBSITE.

IN ADDITION, THE SCREENSAVERS.COM INSTALLER SOFTWARE WILL (1) PLACE NEW INTERNET SHORTCUTS FOR AMERICA ONLINE OR NETSCAPE ISP ON YOUR DESKTOP, IN YOUR START MENU, AND IN YOUR BROWSER’S FAVORITES, AND/OR (2) REFRESH APPLICATION SHORTCUTS THAT MAY ALREADY BE PRESENT ON YOUR COMPUTER FOR AMERICA ONLINE.

THE SCREENSAVERS.COM TOOLBAR SOFTWARE IS A CUSTOMIZABLE BROWSER TOOLBAR WHICH PROVIDES YOU WITH (1) ONE-CLICK ACCESS TO THE CONTENT AND FEATURES OF SCREENSAVERS.COM, (2) EASY ACCESS TO SEARCH RESULTS FROM YAHOO!, (3) RELEVANT RELATED LINKS AND SEARCH RESULTS IN RESPONSE TO SEARCHES CONDUCTED AT SEARCH ENGINES, SEARCHES CONDUCTED THROUGH THE BROWSER ADDRESS BAR, AND MISSPELLED OR INCORRECTLY FORMATTED BROWSER ADDRESS REQUESTS, AND (4) COMPARITIVE TRAVEL FARES FROM ORBITZ WHEN YOU SEARCH FOR TRAVEL FARES ON POPULAR TRAVEL WEBSITES."

Type: Adware - Adware is generally software that displays advertisements. Some advertisers may covertly install adware on your system and generate a stream of unsolicited advertisements that can clutter your desktop and affect your productivity. The advertisements may also contain pornographic or other material that you might find inappropriate. The extra processing required to track you or to display advertisements can tax your computer and hurt your system performance.



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