Spyware: an annoyance or a scourge?

by Anton Chuvakin

Related link: http://news.com.com/Research+Spyware+industry+worth+billions/2100-1029_3-5693730…

Is spyware really installed on 88% of all systems? That sounds a bit too high to me, but that is what this article mentions. I sincerely hope these folks didn't count cookies as spyware, since in this case the number is way too low (100% is more reasonable).


2005-05-04 16:50:04
I think it is an underestimate I have yet to run AdAware on any friends computer and not get at least 10 found items. Worse case was something like a couple of hundred. Firefox helps a lot thats for sure.