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    WTG Ben -Spyware - Good Read
    WTG BEN More negative press on Spyware, Keep it coming http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7735192/

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    Great read. Hopefully it all continues until the spyware/adware/parasiteware and their business dies out.

    Anti-spyware firm Webroot claimed in a report issued this week that adware is a $2 billion-a-year business, and home PCs are infected by an average of seven programs.
    I wonder how much of that is Parasitic, and how Linkshare can still say only 5% of their revenue is through downloads, etc. ($2B ! damn!)

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    Without a doubt the article nails it about kids being targeted. I know 99% of the computers that I try to clean up have kids involved.

    As for them saying they aren't targeting kids. They aren't targeting the kids for shopping but they know the crap is going on the parents computers who do the shopping .

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    Ben ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Great job Ben!

    "Adult demographic"... they probably consider a site with even 0.5% adults enough of a demographic to make that claim.

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    I had to do a clean install on a PC that had over 200 spyware programs installed. At first, I tried to clean it up using the usual methods and software, but I could not get rid of the last three that kept coming back. Couldn't find the source in the registry, but I know they were buried there somewhere.

    Guess what? The PC had over 250 free game executables that the kids had downloaded. The kids threw a fit when I wouldn't re-install them. Kids do get easily hooked on this stuff.
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