Spyware vs. viruses: two different fights

Thursday, 26 May 2005, 6:33 PM EST

Malware, whether it be spyware, adware or viruses, has been the focus of many recent studies conducted by the media, universities and vendors. And despite their differences, the studies consistently show that anti-virus programs can achieve 100% efficacy ratings, while spyware prevention programs can only achieve about 90% efficacy.

By Ed Tittel at SearchSecurity.

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