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What is 'Gator'

The name of a software company best known for its adware products. Adware is pop-up interest advertising and Gator was one of the first companies to promote widespread adware. In addition to pop-up advertising, Gator adware tracks an online user's browsing habits and also silently downloads its software which can create significant computer problems for users by creating arbitrary coding. Some of the most common sites that utilized Gator adware and software installation include Limewire, eWallet and KaZaa.

Explaining 'Gator'

The company, which was founded in 1998, changed its name from Gator to Claria Corporation in 2003, but ended up going completely out of business in 2008. Gator's software, also known as Gain AdServer remains installed on millions of PCs.


Further Reading


SESTRINs regulate mTORC1 via RRAGs: The riddle of GATOR
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Gator Tales: An Oral History Of the University of FloridaI Was There: a Century of Alumni Stories about the University of Alberta, 1906–2006Gator Tales: An Oral History Of the University of FloridaI Was There: a Century of Alumni Stories about the University of Alberta, 1906–2006
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Performance evaluation and comparative study of Tall Tree sprayer with Gator sprayer.Performance evaluation and comparative study of Tall Tree sprayer with Gator sprayer.
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Q&A About Gator


What is Gator?

The name of a software company best known for its adware products. Adware is pop-up interest advertising and Gator was one of the first companies to promote widespread adware.

Where do they live?

Alligators live in Florida.

How big are they?

They can grow to 4.4 meters long and weigh over 45 kilograms.

When did they first appear on Earth?

Alligators first appeared during the Oligocene epoch about 37 million years ago.

What is the name of the animal?

The alligator.

Why did Claria change their name from Gator to Claria Corporation in 23?

To avoid legal issues with Apple Computer Inc., which owns the trademark rights to the word "GATOR". However, they went out of business in 28 anyway.

How did Gator get its start?

In 1998, the company changed its name from Gator to Claria Corporation in 23, but ended up going completely out of business in 28.

Are there different species of alligators?

Yes, there are two species; the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) and Chinese alligator (Alligator sinensis).

What does "adware" mean?

Pop-up interest advertising.