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Spyware changed behaviour on the Web

Posted on Sunday, July 10 2005 @ 12:32:27 CEST by

A study released on Wednesday claims that nine out of ten Internet users say they have changed their online habits to avoid spyware and other online threats. Some facts from the report:
  • An overwhelming majority stopped opening questionable e-mail attachments or started using anti-virus, anti-spyware and firewall programs.
  • 50 percent said they have stopped visiting websites that they suspect may deposit unwanted programs on their computer.
  • 25 percent stopped using p2p networks because they might contain spyware
  • 18 percent switched to alternative web browsers such as Firefox and Opera to avoid spyware
  • 68 percent has suffered slower performance or other problems that could be attributed to spyware
  • More details at CNET



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