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Whitepaper: Deterring the Growing Threat of Spyware and Adware

by DatastreamJan 01, 2008

Microsoft Windows Operating System users have been harassed by hackers and virus programmers ever since Windows 95 and internet browsing became mainstream to PC. Problems faced by PC users have existed in form of hackers finding holes and bugs in Windows software coding. Originally meant to track online shopping habits and web page preferences of internet consumers, spyware is now being used to push advertisements in form of pop-up windows into path of web surfers. As even more harmful use, spyware is being used to hijack web browsers and rearrange system settings, virtually taking PC control away from web surfers.