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Unformatted text preview: removal. They work like anti-virus software and may provide dynamic protection as well as detection. They will also detect Internet cookies and tell the user which sites they refer back to. One thing that can help to prevent spyware and adware are to use a pop-up blocker and many of the current browsers have the ability to block all Web sites from allowing pop-up windows. Disabling Active-X can also be done as most browsers have security settings in their preferences which allow the user to specify which actions Web sites are allowed to take on the computer. The user needs to be suspicious of installing new software. It pays to be suspicious when a site asks to install something new on the computer. Spyware and Adware 3 References Coustan, D. (2009). How Spyware Works . Retrieved July 1, 2009, from HowStuffWorks, Inc: http://computer.howstuffworks.com/spyware.htm...
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2010 for the course IT 205 IT 205 taught by Professor Taylor during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.
- Spring '09