Spyware and other potentially unwanted technologies

are some of the fastest growing risks to consumers and organizations.


frequently asked questions

Why was this not done by the Anti-Spyware Coalition (ASC)?

The Anti-Spyware Coalition (ASC) is a group dedicated to building a consensus about definitions and best practices in the debate surrounding spyware and other potentially unwanted technologies. ASC and its members have produced excellent documents delineating Terms and Definitions and Risk Modeling that will lay the ground work for discussions on spyware identification/naming, testing, and possible sample sharing. However, it was not evident that at this time these projects fit under the current charter of ASC.

What is the status of AS Sample Sharing

We are currently prototyping several methods of sharing intelligence to allow us to better unify Spyware identification/naming, Anti-Spyware detection and remediation efforts. We are evaluating the Anti-Virus industry’s sample sharing model for its applicability to the Anti-Spyware industry and its needs.

What's New...

Recent stories in the news dealing with spyware.

Pyramid schemes may be making comeback; beware of spyware scammers

Want to get rich quick? Want to earn thousands of dollars I just a few weeks or months? If so, then you may be a perfect target of the old “pyramid schemes” that may be returning all over the country. Years ago, folks throughout the Cadillac area were cheated by promoters who promised quick, easy […]

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CSIA: Fight against spyware is on

The newly formed Anti-Spyware Coalition held its first public workshop earlier this month as a way to bring together key players to discuss malicious software, the Cyber Security Industry Alliance said in its February newsletter.

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Ways to Protect Yourself From Sypware

If you have ever used a computer, you understand the dangers of viruses, malware and spyware. These cyberpests can slow your system down and make it almost completely unusable. When it comes to spyware, it best to understand what this software does. Spyware is designed to do just that: spy on your online activities. Some […]

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