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A fond farewell to CastleCops

Posted on January 5, 2009 - 11:50 by egeorge

The anti-malware world lost an important resource recently, as the venerable volunteer community at CastleCops shut down. CastleCops was a leader in focusing the generosity of many technically savvy volunteers on the malware problem, and members of its community have an impressive record of impact over the years of its operation. We at StopBadware are grateful to all the members of CastleCops whose efforts helped make the web safer, and our jobs a little easier.
The close of CastleCops leaves a hole in the anti-malware community. While we know the uniqueness of CastleCops cannot be replicated, we would like to extend a warm invitation to the CastleCops community from our own BadwareBusters.org. Since its beta launch in the fall, BadwareBusters.org has grown as a resource for ordinary internet users dealing with the fallout from badware, and we always welcome new members to our community.