October 28th, 2005, 01:17 AM
Anti-Spyware Group Publishes Guidelines
NEW YORK (AP) - A coalition of anti-spyware vendors and consumer groups published guidelines Thursday to help consumers assess products designed to combat unwanted programs that sneak onto computers.
The Anti-Spyware Coalition released the guidelines for public comment and also updated a separate document that attempted to craft uniform definitions for "spyware" and "adware" in hopes of giving computer users more control over their machines.
According to the Pew Internet and American Life Project, Internet users have become more cautious online because of worries about spyware and adware, which can bombard users with pop-up ads and drain processing power to the point of rendering computers unusable.
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October 28th, 2005, 02:49 AM
ITS ABOUT DAMN TIME!
According to the Pew Internet and American Life Project, Internet users have become more cautious online
because of worries about spyware and adware
Funny how it took spyware for some people to understand that the internet is basicly the whild west. Spyware is a b!tch. I deal with all day long at work.....whare I am now. I've already cleaned 8 machines and will continue to do so tomorrow. Keeps me employ'd which is good.