How does spyware work?

Wednesday, 23 November 2005, 2:48 AM EST

Spyware is clearly a hazard, but how does it permeate systems? Spyware has multiple vectors to infecting a computer and a network: direct downloads, attachments, foistware, adware and Web pages, and more. Protecting against one source of infection but not the others still leaves you wide open. Our expert analyzes how spyware infects your business and offers screen-shots detailing how organizations are at risk.

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