Webroot Threat Team Member - Adam McNeil

Adam McNeil

Role: Threat Team Member
Threat Blog Posts: 1

I am a self-taught malware forensics investigator with nearly a decade of first-hand malware related experience.  I have a primary focus and a keen interest in Commercial System Monitor applications – also known as keyloggers – and have spent many years researching their practices, deployment methodology and search optimization tactics. When I’m not researching the latest malware samples or experimenting with supposed FUD keylogger applications, I tend to spend my time experimenting with other scientific and/or technological applications.

Posts by Adam McNeil:

Potentially Unwanted Applications and You


By Adam McNeil PUA’s (Potentially Unwanted Applications) are often nuisance applications which serve little purpose other than using your computer as a gateway for online advertisements or as a catalyst to deliver annoying applications that may pester you to the point where you want to throw your computer out a window.  Anti-Malware companies usually have pretty weak detection of these types of programs and have generally failed to protect their customers’ computers from this sort of bloatware.  As a result, countless users have to suffer through agonizing pains of pop-up windows, webpage redirects, search redirects, and sometimes even bluescreens just […]

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