Spyware: an annoyance or a scourge?
by Anton Chuvakin
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).
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.