What is anti-spyware software? - Definition from WhatIs.com

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anti-spyware software

Part of the Spyware glossary:

Anti-spyware software is a type of program designed to prevent and detect unwanted spyware program installations and to remove those programs if installed. Detection may be either rules-based or based on downloaded definition files that identify currently active spyware programs. Anti-spyware products are available from a number of vendors, including Sunbelt Software, TrendMicro and Webroot.

This was last updated in February 2007
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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