spyware prevention

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Keeping Spies Out, Part 3

This is the third and final part in a series on spyware prevention tips (access part 1 and part 2 here). So far I've shared two tips that deal with specific pieces of software; the first tip was the use of an excellent (and free) tool called ... SpywareBlaster . This tool lives, eats, and breathes to protect your computer from the installation of spyware. In the second tip, I overviewed security risks associated with Internet Explorer and recommended using Mozilla Firefox as an alternative browser. Today I'm going to share what is undoubtedly the single most important thing you can do to protect ... (view more)

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Keeping Spies Out, Part 2

This entry is the second part of a three part series on spyware prevention tips. In the first article , I overviewed an excellent (and free!) tool called SpywareBlaster whose sole purpose is to prevent the installation of spyware on your computer. ... SpywareBlaster is lightweight, easy-to-use, and continually updated. Today I'm going to share a second spyware prevention tip. Are you ready? Spyware Prevention Tip #2 - Stop Using Internet Explorer Fact: Some popular forms of spyware specifically target vulnerabilities associated with Microsoft Internet Explorer. Fact: Internet Explorer has a ... (view more)

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Keeping Spies Out

Ask nearly any web surfer if he or she is concerned about spyware, and no doubt the majority will answer a resounding "Yes!" Indeed, there's good reason to be concerned. According to a 2005 report on spyware , antispyware vendor Webroot found that ... 88% of surveyed machines had some form of spyware installed. They even estimate that spyware authors generate in excess of $2 billion in annual revenue. A more recent study done by the University of Washington also contains some sobering statistics, including a finding that one in every 20 executable files downloaded contains some form of spyware. ... (view more)

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