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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Gator/GAIN Spyware Installed

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Acertains if Gator Spyware is installed

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host has Gator/GAIN Spyware Installed. Gator tracks the sites that
users visit and forwards that data back to the company's servers. Gator sells
the use of this information to advertisers. It also lets companies launch a
pop-up ad when users visit various Web sites. This software is not suitable
for a business environment.

Solution : Uninstall the software

Network Security Threat Level: Medium

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 Jeff Adams

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