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Windows Lockdown!: Your XP and Vista Guide Against Hacks, Attacks, and Other Internet Mayhem by Andy Walker

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Chapter 2. Spyware: Overrun by Advertisers, Hijackers, and Opportunists

IN THIS CHAPTER

Spyware and adware, its rude sister, are two of the most prolific threats to the privacy and the security of your computer today. This chapter explains what they are, how they spy on you, and what methods they use to sneak onto your computer. It also covers the many flavors of spyware and a snoop profile for each type. Of course, no chapter on spyware ...

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