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Top 5 Spyware and Adware Detection and Removal Tools
From Tony Bradley, CISSP-ISSAP,
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A study mentioned in an April E-Commerce Times article showed that the average user has 28 "spyware" (or adware) items infecting their PC. Most are fairly harmless- just tracking cookies and such that may offend you from a privacy perspective but don't really pose much of a security risk. However, there is a growing number of spyware that perform more malicious functions as well. These products will help to protect you from this growing threat.
3. Pest PatrolPest Patrol complements antivirus and firewall software and extends your protection against non-viral malicious software that evades other security software and invades your privacy. Computer Associates thought highly enough of this product that they bought the company, so you may soon see it re-introduced bundled with CA's antivirus software. Pest Patrol can receive automatic updates to ensure you always detect the latest threats.
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