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Is Your PC Infected with 'Spyware'?

Source: Newsfactor.com
Writer: By Paul Eng
Date Written: May 9, 2003

Stop Cybercrime Most free file-sharing programs, such as Kazaa, Morpheus, BearShare, and Grokster, contain spyware programs that track users' habits as they swap songs and other digital files.
Does it seem like your computer has a mind of its own?
When you go on the Internet, for instance, does it seem like you're always seeing the same pop-up advertisement for a new car? Or perhaps every time you open up a Web browser, it takes you to a strange site that offers free games or a search engine that you've never heard of? Chances are you're one of the many millions of Net surfers whose computer has been infected with so-called spyware -- programs that can monitor your online habits, change your computer's settings, and send personal information back to advertisers.

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