Spyware vs. Scumware

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Spyware vs. Scumware

Spyware has become increasingly controversial and increasingly popular, as developers of spyware software struggle to find a way to support themselves. Of late, spyware has been getting increasingly intrusive; some people call these more aggressive programs scumware. Scumware may change your default home page without telling you, or may even intervene when you're making a purchase online and redirect you to a different site. Spyware blockers are now being added to most internet security programs and internet security "suites" at a very reasonable cost.

   

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