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Lily Collins, daughter of 80’s pop-rock artist Phil Collins and star of “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones”, found herself at the top of a list no celebrity would seemingly want to be part of (unless they are just really narcissistic) – the Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrity of 2013. How does one win this award, you ask? Well, fortunately for …
Adware distributor DirectRevenue owes the Federal Trade Commission $1.5 million in ill-gotten profits after settling charges they used unfair and deceptive methods to download adware on consumers’ computers, and made it difficult to remove. Critics of the settlement say that’s only a fraction of what the company made.
The settlement prohibits future downloads of DirectRevenue’s adware without consumers’ express consent, and requires the company to provide "a reasonable and effective" way for consumers to locate and remove the adware from their computers.
Everyday more and more computers are becoming infected with Spyware and Adware (advertising tracking). No matter where you go on the web, someone is trying to sneak something on your computer. From honest web sites placing simple logon cookies, to paid advertising tracking your movements on the web, to malicious software that is designed to record your keystrokes and discover your passwords, Spyware and Adware have together become the web’s number one problem.
According to today’s Mediapost’s Out to Launch, the publicity hounds/eBay fanatics at …
Yahoo’s new beta stage toolbar contains a feature called Anti-Spy. This marks the first search engine toolbar to have a spyware remover integrated into it. As reported in a previous WebProNews article, Yahoo’s Anti-Spy beta is powered by PestPatrol, a third party software designed to combat spyware and other malicious programs.
You are probably familiar with the threat of computer viruses but did you know there’s actually a much more common danger that may already have infected your system? It’s called Spyware, and it has actually surpassed viruses as the #1 threat facing your computer today.