TITLE

Spyware needs to go

AUTHOR(S)
Rapoza, Jim
PUB. DATE
December 2003
SOURCE
eWeek;12/1/2003, Vol. 20 Issue 48, p53
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents information on spyware, computer programs that hide inside installed applications and then use information on browsing habits to drive pop-up advertisements and other annoyances onto the system. Spyware has grown in popularity because it allows vendors of "free" utilities and browser plug-ins to gain revenues by permitting spyware to install when its products do. While programs like AdAware and its competitors do a good job finding and removing these programs, they aren't widely deployed. But there is a class of products that are specifically designed to find these kinds of uninvited programs and to do so in enterprise and managed environments, namely, anti-virus applications.
ACCESSION #
11584193

 

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