TickerBar Spyware Profile
Tickerbar is a spyware program that is disguised as a toolbar add-on for your Internet browser. It was first discovered in 2002. It was developed by Greenhorse and is supported by several websites, including greenhorse.com, tickerbar.info, tickerbar.org, ns1.greenhorse.com, and ns2.tickerbar.org. Some of these sites are defunct, but others aren’t.
Not all toolbar add-on programs are parasitic, but many of them are. Most of the time, the features they offer are redundant or fraudulent. Tickerbar offers to pay the user for using it, but has never paid a user anything. It also offers stock reports, current events and weather reports. Of the parasitic toolbars, not all of them have spyware capabilities, but Tickerbar does.
Tickerbar is a Data Miner; that is, it collects information about your computer system. It uploads this data to a remote server. The component that does this is not removed during a normal uninstall process. The potential for abuse is very high.
Tickerbar delivers its ads in the form of pop-ups. These are at the very least an annoyance. They also have the potential to deliver other spyware programs by drive-by downloads. They also tend to cause your system to slow down and lose stability. This can often involve your browser crashing.
Tickerbar offers no real benefit and is a hazard to your computer and privacy. You should remove it with SpyZooka.
Also Known As:
Spyware.TickerBar, Adware.TickerBar, Adware.Win32.Tickerbar, Adware-TickerBar
Toolbar, Data Miner
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