spyware Articles

Spyware Definitions A Good And Bad Idea

The usefulness of defining spyware benefits both the makers of anti-spyware products as well as the spyware coders.

How Do You Spell Spyware?

The Anti-Spyware Coalition (ASC), a team of tech firms and software vendors, is seeking to nail down a universal definition of spyware to better prepare a counterattack-and they need your help.

Why Should We Trust Microsoft To Detect Spyware?

Ed is so right on with this post it isn’t funny. EVERY MICROSOFT EMPLOYEE SHOULD READ IT NOW AND FOLLOW HIS ADVICE…

Microsoft: Were Not Soft On Spyware

Redmond responds to customer complaints about alleged preferential treatment of potential takeover target, adware maker Claria.

Microsoft AntiSpyware Does Well In PC Mag Roundup

Microsoft AntiSpyware has come out well in PC Magazine’s roundup of antispyware software, tying for third place, but, more importantly, beating out perceived competitors Spybot and Ad-Aware.

Spyware Frightens 9 Out Of 10 Net Users

Results of a recent survey on Internet usage finds that 91 percent of respondents have changed the way they browse because of spyware.

Pew Says Spyware Stinks

The Pew Internet and American Life project released a study today that says most U.S. Internet users learned about spyware and adware the hard way. They’ve had their computers screwed, blued and tattooed by annoying bits of software that take over your browser, eat up memory, cause your computer to crash and a whole host of other problems.

Is Spyware Slowing Your Computer Down To A Crawl?

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.

Some Folks Like Spyware… Really!

You’ll have trouble winning an argument with Eric Goldman, because like any good lawyer, he seizes on logical inconsistencies and factual shortcomings in arguments, and uses them to get spurious charges thrown out of court.

Spyware attacks! Windows Safe Mode is no Longer Safe.

Spyware and viruses are getting craftier. New methods allow them to boot up even when the user attempts to use safe mode; making them extremely hard to remove.

BitTorrent Too Tempting For Spyware Makers

Users of the superfast file sharing system have been finding hidden surprises on their computers.

House of Representatives Bans Spyware

Two bills pass the House with overwhelming majorities, and will severely penalize spyware makers.

Your Computer Has Spyware

In the findings of one software company, 88% of all consumer PCs it surveyed have spyware residing somewhere on their drives.

SurfControl Tightens Noose On Spyware

New offerings from the filtering company also provide enhanced controls on applications like instant messaging.

Symantec Beta Will Blast Spyware

Symantec announced this week of the Norton Internet Security 2005 AntiSpyware Edition. This new product is the next logical step in Symantec’s overall computer security service. The beta version is currently available as a free download from Symantec’s website https://www-secure.symantec.com/public_beta/.

Symantec: Free of Spyware; Free of Charge

Johnny-come-lately Symantec has become the last of the well-known virus protection providers to release spyware and adware protection in one integrated package.

FTC Calls Out Spyware Company

A company fraudulently claiming to detect spyware infections and selling bogus spyware removal software has been targeted by the US Federal Trade Commission.

Remove Rogue Desktop Icons Created By Spyware
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If you have used a Windows machine for a while, whether it’s Windows XP, Windows 2000, or Windows 98, you’re sure to have noticed desktop icons appearing from out of nowhere. How can icons mysteriously emerge on your Windows desktop?

Advertising.com Ditches Spyware

So called “Spyware” companies get the old heave ho from Advertising.com that was aquired by AOL last year according to the MediaPost …

Bill Gates Knighted, The World Reacts
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As you may have heard Microsoft founder Bill Gates was knighted last night in a private ceremony with the Queen of England.

Microsoft AntiSpyware is Spyware?

A couple of weeks back, we reported on a sneaky M$ patch that was reseting users homepages to MSN.com as well as fixing bugs…