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January 17, 2005

Spyware - Spy vs Spy

Recent article from Forbes on spyware:

"Here's a typical scenario in tech world: Without warning, your computer flashes a dialogue box that says your machine has been infected with spyware. Click here, it instructs, for antidote software that will fix it. And, indeed, the helpful link does offer a program to get rid of the prying software--before installing its own spy package on your PC instead. "

"Sometimes the cure for spyware is worse than the disease. It's a problem that affects at least two-thirds of PCs, often without their owners' knowledge, and generates 12% of all support calls to Dell. But once you find out your computer is tainted, getting rid of the offending software is tough and comes with serious pitfalls. "

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