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Article: PCs are full of Spyware/Adware


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#1 harrywaldron

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Posted 17 April 2004 - 06:01 AM

To me, Spyware/Adware prevention is the next frontier in security where more work needs to be done by the AV vendors. Personally, I like using SpyBot and AdAware for monthly checks, even though I rarely have any issues. Staying on mainstream sites and using complementary browsers like Firefox or Opera for less trusted sites can help mitigate this risk somewhat.

Article: PCs are full of Spyware/Adware
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/3633167.stm

The average computer is packed with hidden software that can secretly spy on online habits, a study has found.

The US net provider EarthLink said it uncovered an average of 28 spyware programs on each PC scanned during the first three months of the year.



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