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One in five Dell tech support calls are spyware-related

from the worse-than-cockroaches dept.
According to this Slashdot story, 20% of Dell tech support calls are related to problems from spyware. And I believe it! I've seen so many people's computers that have almost become unusable because of this. It's ridiculous that it's become such a problem.

You probably have spyware running on your computer--unless you've done something special to remove it. Symptoms include lots of pop-up ads and sluggish system / network performance.

A really good program for detecting and removing spyware is Spybot Search & Destroy. I've also been told that, on top of this, people should install Ad-Aware and HijackThis.