EarthLink uncovers rampant spyware and trojans

Monday, 19 April 2004, 8:46 AM EST

Trojan horse or system monitoring programs were found on more than 30% of all systems scanned, raising fears of identity theft.

The report presented the results of scans of more than one million internet-connected computers. Many of the 29 million spyware programs that were found were harmless "adware" programs which display advertising banners or track web surfing behaviours.

By Paul Roberts at IDG Weekly.

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