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The Latest From the Spyware Research Lab

Techstination feature for Wednesday, February 23, 2005

The latest from the Spyware Research Lab. Bloomberg Boot Camp, a report on today's technology. Most computer users know all about spam….all of those unwanted messages in the email in boxes. What many might not know as much about is spy ware…programs that sneak into their PCs…that are used for a variety of schemes, some legitimate and some not. Aluria Software….a leading maker of anti-spyware software…is out with what it calls the first solution that provides real-time protection. Company president Rick Carlson….

"All of the recent studies point to the problem of spyware becoming more and more severe. It's projected by most studies and most authorities to surpass viruses in terms of the proliferation of it. And I think that anyone who realizes how much money there is behind spyware realizes that those studies are, in fact, correct."

Usually without your knowledge. Aluria's Spyware Eliminator sells for under 30 dollars. AOL uses the company's technology for its subscribers….and Microsoft is offering a free anti-spyware tool as well. Carlson claims Aluria's solution is more effective…

"What 4.0 will bring to the table is actually being able to look at spyware as it's being installed on a machine and stop it before it's installed."

You can find more information at Bloomberg Boot Camp, I'm Fred Fishkin.