purveyors are capitalizing on the popularity of social networking sites like MySpace to reach new victims while spammers have recognized the extra profitability offered by adding spyware
programs to their email scams.
What the Computerworld survey shows is that we've done a great job making people aware of the spyware
dangers, but they are still being affected by spyware
and most see little on the horizon that will prevent things from getting worse," said Ari Schwartz, associate director for the Center for Democracy and Technology.
Industry estimates indicate that 67% of all computers have some form of spyware
, and as much as 25% of corporate help desk calls come from end users whose systems are overwhelmed with spyware
Defense guards PCs from infection caused by malicious code downloaded without the users' knowledge while surfing the Internet, receiving email or downloading freeware or shareware programs including peer-to-peer file swapping products.
Webroot revealed a significant increase in the number of corporate spyware
incidents reported, with a 19% increase in the last quarter.
On campus, illegal filesharing is the most common path spyware
takes to get onto computers, says Michael Cooper, program coordinator for the Technology Support Center, West Virginia University.
As its name suggests, spyware
uses elusive techniques to sneak its way onto your PC.
There are currently hundreds and thousands of computers that become infected with Spyware
While Zero Popup kills pop-ups for a living, and makes a hobby of killing ActiveX Web spyware
, Ad-aware deals with spyware
full time, including the snoopers that come with installed programs.
already infects millions of computers, so it is likely that examples have surreptitiously been installed on your school networks.
As part of this partnership we are providing an exclusive version of the Spyware
Doctor(TM) for Google Pack users," said PC Tools CEO Simon Clausen.
5 becomes the only corporate anti-spyware
solution to effectively detect and remove the most malicious pieces of spyware
Webroot Software, a security technologies company, has revealed that its spyware
definition database has exceeded 100,000 unique spyware
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The State of Spyware
Report is an in-depth review and analysis of the impact of spyware
, adware and unwanted software on consumers and enterprises.