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Why spyware isn't just a home-user problem

Why spyware isn't just a home-user problem

Spyware in the enterprise is already costing companies millions of dollars in lost time and productivity and money spent to address it, and it's expected to get worse. IDC, a top research and advisory company for the IT and telecommunications industries, reported that $12 million was spent in 2003 on antispyware solutions, but that number is predicted to increase by 260 percent within the next five years. Webroot, creator of antispyware program Corporate SpyAudit, scanned more than 10,000 computers in over 4,100 companies over the course of six months. On average, it identified 20 pieces of spyware per corporate computer. In the first quarter of 2005, Webroot found various forms of spyware in 87% of the machines it scanned.

Spyware, spyware everywhere
An eye-opening look at the spyware phenomenon. Find out just how seriously you should take it.

Spyware in 87% of corporate PCs
A majority of corporate and consumer PCs are infested with spyware and it's quickly becoming the top preoccupation of IT professionals.

The nasty truth about spyware
While spyware programs are nothing new, they continue to grow in virulence and sophistication. Anyone that uses a computer and the Internet should be aware of the risk these programs present.

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Malware Spotlight: Spyware
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Spyware: The First Thing You Need to Know Is That You Probably Have It : White Paper
Spyware-software installed on a computer usually without the user's knowledge or permission - along with adware and other similar software, gathers information and sends it back to the advertiser who initiated it or other interested parties.

The dangers of spyware
This white paper focuses on an aspect often overlooked by users, the information-gathering functionaility of spyware. In addition to explaining what spyware is and what publishers use it for, it also provides IT professionals with insight into why spyware appeals to users.

How spyware fits into defense-in-depth
Learn how spyware can compromise your security strategy.

Spyware - It's on Your Network and Hurting Your Business : Data Sheet
This paper will provide you with an understanding of what spyware is, how it accesses your network, and the damage that spyware can cause to your network and organization productivity.

Spyware becoming big network headache
Network managers report spyware incidents rising sharply in recent months and say it could soon qualify as the top security headache in the corporate world.

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This was last updated in September 2005

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