80% US home PCs have spyware: study

Tuesday, 26 October 2004, 1:30 PM EST

A survey of of 329 dial-up and broadband adult computer users by the US National Cyber Security Alliance and America Online has found that 80 percent of home computers were infected with spyware or adware of some kind.

The NCSA is a non-profit, public-private partnership which aims to create awareness and promote education of cyber security.

While over three-quarters of those surveyed thought they were safe from online threats, two-thirds did not run current anti-virus software on their PCs.

By Sam Varghese at The Age.

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