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Here are the latest posts about Spyware and Adware on HowToWeb:

FTC Considering Publicly Outing Adware Advertisers: ZDNet reports that U. (February 21, 2006)

Rogue Anti-spyware is a Growing Concern: Anyone who has used the Internet in 2005 has probably encountered a rogue anti-spyware, which is software that does not actually remove spyware as promised or worse it is spyware itself. (December 19, 2005)

What's Slowing Down Your PC?: What makes your computer slow down over time? It seems so fast for the first few weeks you use it. (November 1, 2005)

AOL Enhances Spyware Killer: InternetNews. (September 21, 2005)

Cookie Rejection Rates Climbing: EcommerceTimes. (May 25, 2005)

Microsoft Enters AntiSpyware Market: Microsoft recently acquired the anti-virus firm Giant Company which started rumors they were planning to offer security software. (January 7, 2005)

Spware Rampant on Corporate PCs: A new survey conducted by Equation Research for Webroot found that companies are not doing a very good job protecting computers from spyware. (October 27, 2004)

Anti-Spyware Bill Passes Congress: Anti-spyware bill H. (October 7, 2004)

Yahoo Toolbar Now Targets Adware: Yahoo has modified its toolbar so that it now targets adware as well as spyware. (August 5, 2004)

Anti-Spyware Bill Launched: Congress has launched an anti-spyware bill to target the annoying adware and invasive spyware programs that are secretly installed on people's computers. (February 27, 2004)

Microsoft to Block Pop-ups?: CNET has reported that Microsoft may have plans to block pop-up advertisements in a future upgrade to the Internet Explorer browser. (November 24, 2003)

CDT Warns About Spyware Menace: The Center For Democracy and Technology, a DC-based non-profit group, has filed a report (Ghosts in Our Machines: Background and Policy Proposals on the Spyware Problem) warning computer users about the risks with spyware. (November 20, 2003)

Software Target Gator Spyware: A software developer, interMute, has launched SpySubtract which can destroy spyware like that provided by Gator. (September 9, 2003)

Harvard Study Discovers Gator Secrets: A Harvard study on Gator's spyware software has uncovered that the software does allow a company to place pop-up ads that will be displayed after or during a user's visit to competing websites. (May 22, 2003)