Industry experts note that up to 90% of Internet enabled computers are hosts to spyware and adware programs.  The most common means of acquiring these programs include freeware/shareware, email or instant messages, or access by an unscrupulous individual to a userís computer. 

The prevalence of these invasive programs has led to the creation of detection, monitoring, and removal programs which, unfortunately, have become indispensable for anyone with an Internet connection. 

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