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Internet Coalition Sets Up Anti-'Badware' Site

Internet Coalition Sets Up Anti-'Badware' Site

By Arshad Mohammed
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, January 25, 2006; Page D04

A group including Google Inc. and institutes at Harvard and Oxford universities plans to unveil a campaign today against spyware and other malicious computer programs that can steal personal information, snoop on your Web surfing and bombard you with pop-up ads.

The coalition, which is receiving unpaid advice from Consumer Reports WebWatch, is launching a Web site -- http://www.stopbadware.org/ -- to catalogue programs that infect unsuspecting users and to let them check whether something is dangerous before downloading it.

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