Anti-Spyware Software Sucks

from the so-much-for-that-plan dept

As spyware becomes a bigger and bigger issue for users, it's becoming clear that the current crop of anti-spyware tools is, in no way, keeping up with the spyware writers. A test of a variety of different anti-spyware tools shows that none of them work particularly well, and most do an awful job protecting your computer. In fact, it appears that some of the fee-based anti-spyware tools do even worse than the free ones. Still, even the best tool missed quite a bit. Considering the amount of spyware out there, and the overwhelming nuisance it causes, it's about time someone tried to take a much more holistic approach to stopping spyware, rather than simply trying to solve each case on a one-by-one basis.
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    SkyeFox, 24 Nov 2004 @ 12:15pm

    Re: spyware

    You gotta love Firefox. I purposly went to a site that I knew from past experience would install a trojan (iwantsearch toolbar) on my computer. With Firefox it had no chance!

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