Fri 21 Oct 2005
Also according to this anti-spyware firm, almost 55% of consumer Windows PCs are infected with so-called adware, a form of spyware.
The most malicious spyware programs lurk unseen on PCs and steal confidential information such as passwords or login details.
Spyware and adware often travel alongside file-sharing programs or media files that people download from the web.
Free anti-spyware programs such as AdAware and Spybot are used by many people to clean up their PCs.
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