spyware

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computer software that obtains information from a user's computer without the user's knowledge or consent

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McAfee AntiSpyware detects, quarantines, and removes potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), such as spyware, Trojans, dialers, tracking cookies, and persistent marketing programs.
Kaspersky Hosted Web Security reportedly provides protection against IT threats, including potentially unwanted programs, which enter the corporate network via HTTP or FTP, and helps enforce acceptable use policies by controlling access to websites.
McAfee Inc (NYSE: MFE), a provider of intrusion prevention solutions, has announced the most commonly reported malicious threats and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) affecting enterprises and consumers in the second quarter of 2005, identified by McAfee AVERT, the company's Anti-virus and Vulnerability Emergency Response Team.
We have also improved our behavioral and anti-exploit technologies and expanded our capabilities to detect potentially unwanted programs.
Web-based Malware Threats: January saw an average of 2,102 Web sites each day harboring malware and other potentially unwanted programs including spyware and adware; a decrease of 77.
MessageLabs Intelligence also identified an average of 3,510 new websites per day harboring malware and other potentially unwanted programs such as spyware and adware, a decrease of 0.
All malicious, advertising and potentially unwanted programs in the first Top Twenty can be grouped according to the main classes of threat, which we detect.
McAfee Anti-spyware Enterprise uses unique on-access scanning to identify, proactively block, and safely eliminate spyware and other potentially unwanted programs.
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