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Monday, January 24, 2005

Spyware url list

My previous Spyware on Blogspot? post got me thinking. Would it be too difficult for there to be a list of known url's that load spyware. This list could then be loaded in the Restricted Site zone in Internet Explorer. People can submit suspected sites to a central repository, who could then investigate. If a site proves to be one that loads spyware, then it could be added to the list. Users could then download the list and upload the list to the Restricted Site zone.

Simplistic? Too cumbersome? Already done? Let me know.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out spywareblaster, it does as described

9:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

www.bleedingsnort.com has a spyware black-hole list or domains associated with spyware and malware.

10:12 PM  
Blogger Goalie said...

http://www.spywareguide.com/blockfile.php has a good list of ActiveX components to set a kill bit on to keep them from infecting things.

at https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/ehowes/www/main.htm is IE-SPYAD, a list of sites to add to the restricted zone. You can set your preferences yourself, or use the Enough is Enough! file there to set your preferences to uber-restrictive automatically.

Using these lists of course can have implications on your usage, however, as you point out this can do quite a bit of good for you.

10:11 AM  

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