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Techs opinions about Spyware/Adware what % of clients problems directly come from it

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by jameso321, Apr 2, 2004.

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  1. jameso321

    jameso321 Thread Starter

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    50%?

    I would say 50-75% of my residential clients problems are a direct result of Adware/Spyware/Malware

    Other Technicians opinions?


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  2. Triple6

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    Absolutely, I have a good job because of it. Estimate 60% spyware/adware, 30% viruses, 10% everything else. I find most people that have spyware also have a virus(s). At some point they uninstalled their antivirus And they can't understand that Kazaa is the problem. Of course it always comes down to being the stores fault :)
     
  3. jameso321

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    Back in the day I worked for a large chain xxxxUSA - I introduced the other Techs to Adaware at that point. I spoke to the supervisor yesterday when I was there and asked him how the spyware situation was and he said at least 50%.


    I agree, it's good business for us and we have really nailed down the tools that we use to clean it.


    Cheers to Spyware!!


    lol



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  4. pyritechips

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    I have to agree. As soon as somebody complains to me of a crashing or sluggish computer I automatically run the anti-scumware apps. I was going to guess about 60-75%.

    Long ago I complained that the media will splash virus attacks in their news casts - code red, blaster etc. - and they have only recently began talking about spam but it is my belief that scumware is the largest problem and nobody talks about it!. I guess nothing is newsworthy unless it is crashing networks? :confused:
     
  5. brushmaster1

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    I would say 60% spyware, 15% viruses/trojans, and almost ALWAYS lack of maintenance.
     
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