Anti-Virus Information Exchange Network Statement on Spyware
Over the past several years, software termed SpyWare has invaded personal computers world-wide and caused increasing problems for users and organizations alike. Members of AVIEN (Anti-Virus Information Exchange Network) take this threat seriously and call upon all parties involved, including vendors of security software, leaders in organizations, and government officials alike to increase their dedication to fighting this problem.
Spyware acts in a variety of ways, including leaving backdoors into computer systems for data theft, system exploitation and malicious utilization, installing software bots and zombies that can be remote controlled and often used for Spamming activities. In all cases, the principle at stake is that users need to be able to manage the software on their systems in the way most suitable for them. HNS - Anti-Virus Information Exchange Network Statement on Spyware
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