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Keeping our computer healthy is something that so many internet users tend to forget to do because of the tedious task of finding and installing the right software. So is it legal to install difficult-to-remove software without the user’s permission? Not really. There’s an increasing body of state legislation that explicitly bans spyware AdWare.Win32.Alibabar.c, including the Spyware Control Act in Utah and the Consumer Protection Against Computer Spyware Act in California. But even without these new state laws, federal law already prohibits spyware. The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act covers any unauthorized software installations. Deceptive trade practices of any kind also violate the Federal Trade Commission Act. Additionally, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act makes it unlawful for companies to violate the security of customers’ personal information.
How can you protect yourself against spyware, and what can you do if you think you already have some on your computer? Here are a few suggestions.
Use a spyware scanner. There are several applications you can turn to for trustworthy spyware detection and removal, including Ad-aware, Spybot and Microsoft AntiSpyware, which is currently in beta. All three are free for the personal edition. These work just like your anti-virus software and can provide active protection as well as detection. They will also detect Internet cookies and tell you which sites they refer back to. Once you know which spyware is on your computer, in some cases you’ll need to seek specific instructions on how to remove it. Links to some of those instructions are listed in the “Spyware Help” box to the right, and more are included in the Lots More Information section at the end of this article. Here are a few more solutions:
Use a pop-up blocker. Many of the current browsers, including Internet Explorer 6.0 and Mozilla Firefox 1.0, have the ability to block all Web sites from serving you pop-up windows. This function can be configured to be on all of the time or to alert you each time a site wants to pop up a new window. It can also tell you where the pop-up is coming from and selectively allow windows from trusted sources.