Anti Spyware Behavior

Here’s an interesting report about anti spyware behavior of tens of millions of computer users.

91% of internet users have changed their online behavior for fear of becoming victims.

Tens of millions of Americans have been struck by so-called spyware.
Fully 91% of internet users have changed the way they behave online as they try to avoid unwanted and invasive software. A new nationwide survey by the Pew Internet & American Life Project shows that:

* 81% of internet users say they have stopped opening email attachments unless they are sure these documents are safe.

* 48% of internet users say they have stopped visiting particular Web sites that they fear might deposit unwanted programs on their computers.

* 25% of internet users say they have stopped downloading music or video files from peer-to-peer networks to avoid getting unwanted software programs on their computers.

* 18% of internet users say they have started using a different Web browser to avoid software intrusions.

A new Pew Internet Project report shows that about 93 million American internet users (68% of them) have had computer trouble in the past year that is consistent with problems caused spyware and viruses, though 60% of those who had problems were not sure where the problem originated.

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