Spyware Popularity

I was visiting the alexa site today and looking at the top-10 most popular sites on the web. Its mostly about what you’d expect. You will find:

Looks pretty much as expected, but who the heck is OfferOptimizer?

Well, turns out they are the recipients of some of traffic from some of the most commonly found spyware. They collect information off your machine and use it for their own sinister purposes.

I guess they must be happy – 8th most commonly accessed website on the net. Sigh. How sad!