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Mediaplex

Mediaplex is a tracking cookie which is used to monitor your browsing habits. When this cookie is installed, whenever you go to a website, your Internet activity is logged and by looking at Mediaplex’s log file, it is possible to tell which pages you are visiting, how often you do it and in what sequence. The data on the websites you are visiting is not the only information Mediaplex can collect.

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WinSpy

WinSpy is a Remote Administration Tool, or RAT, that monitors files, Internet activities, network traffic, and keystrokes. If you detect ansmtp.dll on your computer, you may be infected with WinSpy spyware. WinSpy installs without your knowledge. An attacker who has access to your hard-drive, can install WinSpy in the startup folder and will run the next time you log in to your computer. The attacker will get a Web-based interface that displays reports of all your computer activities. Read more »