Fighting Spyware Is Never Ending Battle

Early adopters of anti-spyware products may focus primarily on a product's ability to identify and clean spyware on the desktop, but eWEEK Labs recommends that administrators be proactive—emphasizing new practices or technologies that thwart malware threats before installation while being aware of the potential for complications that could arise in doing so.

Anti-spyware vendors are in a constant tug of war with malware writers, trying to cope with and compensate for new technologies that make malware harder to identify and eradicate. For example, the latest malware instances may use rootkits to hide their presence, self-healing mechanisms to spontaneously regenerate when threatened and active processes that try to disable resident security programs. Fighting Spyware Is Never-Ending Battle

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