|Updated: 11/24/2005; 11:31:45 PM.
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Monday, April 19, 2004
'Spyware' Eludes Easy Answers
: "Internet security firm McAfee today reported that the number of "potentially unwanted programs" on its customers' computers grew from 643,000 in September 2003 to more than 2.5 million this March. In a survey released earlier this month by Internet service provider Earthlink and privacy firm Webroot Software, the companies found close to 30 million spyware programs on more than 1 million computers in a three-month period -- nearly 28 programs for every computer. " It uses a broad definition of spyware. In another report
"Microsoft estimates spyware is responsible for half of all PC crashes. Dell says 12 percent of its tech-support calls involve spyware, a problem that has increased substantially in recent months. " 9:37:59 PM
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