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A Crawler-based Study of Spyware on the Web

by Alexander Moshchuk, Tanya Bragin, Steven D. Gribble, Henry M. Levy

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In this paper we change perspective, examining the nature of the spyware threat not on the desktop but from an Internet point of view. To do this, we conduct a large-scale outward-looking study by crawling the Web, downloading content from a large number of sites, and then analyzing it to determine whether it is malicious.
Overall, our goal is to provide a quantitative analysis of the extent of spyware-laden content in the Web.
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