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- Blog of spyware news developments, testing results for anti-spyware products, details of rogue products and forums providing advice and support for people with spyware infections.
- Provides step-by-step anti-spyware and firewall installation instructions intended for novice users.
- An article database that also includes human HijackThis log analysis.
The Art of Noh
- A weblog on security, spyware, viruses and malware in general by Costin G. Raiu.
- Doctoral student involved in spyware related research and investigations into associated unethical practices. Includes research papers, news, biography and presentations given.
CEXX Org - Counterexploitation
- Detailed descriptions of various spyware, adware, and other parasitic software. Includes instructions for removing many common and not-so-common spyware and adware programs.
- Online application that scans screenshots of the Windows Task Manager and analyzes listed processes for possible infections.
D. Dugan & Company
- A collection of articles about spyware removal and protection tactics, all of which are written by users.
- Provides definitions of common malware terms and tutorials on how to protect against malware.
- Information on how to prevent infection, lists of reputable and rogue products, database of known parasites and glossary of terms.
It Pays To Read License Agreements
- Explains that if a person gets spyware and adware on his or her computer, it could be because he or she agreed to it.
- Software-specific tips provided for several popular antispyware applications.
Malware Domain List
- Featuring a list of malware-related sites plus a discussion forum on new threats.
- News article database featuring articles submitted by users about malicious software threats.
- Service offering removal tools and prevention advice.
The Perfect Computer
- Advice for novice users on which free anti-spyware software applications to install on their systems.
- Windows processes listed by name; a resource for determining whether a particular process is necessary, superfluous or even harmful.
- An archive of spyware-related news articles.
- Information and resources regarding spyware and how to remove it. Get up-to-date information and removal instructions regarding the latest spyware and adware threats.
- A weblog with news articles pertaining to internet and spyware protection.
- News and analysis of emergent malware threats.
Spyware's Most Wanted
- Instructions for beginners on how to install and use the most common paid and free anti-spyware products.
TeMerc Internet Countermeasures
- Information on preventative measures, details of the malware community good guys and bad guys, and of specific spyware threats. Includes help forums.
Trend Labs Anti-Malware Blog
- A blog published by Trend Micro reporting on recent malware outbreaks and discovered software exploits.
- A blog concerning spyware, malware, and mistakes that several of the big computer companies make.
What-is-exe Process Database
- Directory of computer processes, including those associated with spyware applications.
Wikipedia - Spyware
- A very detailed look at what spyware is, how it attaches itself to computers, and the common methods of prevention.
AIM: Getting More than You Bargained For
- eSecurityPlanet columnist Ray Everett-Church says AOL's Instant Messenger software gives him more than he bargained for. (September 01, 2005)
- Article about spyware keyloggers, how they work, how to remove them and prevention of keystroke capture. (April 14, 2005)
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