SOURCE: Symantec

November 08, 2005 05:00 ET

Symantec Offers Webcast on the Fundamentals of Spyware, Adware

Presentation Provides Insight Into Possible Risks, Recommended Practices

CUPERTINO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 8, 2005 -- Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced it will host a webcast discussing the past, present, and projected future of spyware and adware. The one-hour webcast, titled "Spyware and Adware Fundamentals," will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005, at 10 a.m. PST. Attendees can register at

Dave Cole, director of product management, Symantec Security Response, will lead the webcast. The presentation will provide both enterprise and home computer users with a better understanding of the origins of spyware and adware, potential risks associated with these programs, and recommended countermeasures. The webcast will include topics such as:

--  The history of spyware and adware
--  The business of spyware and adware, including who develops and uses
    spyware and adware
--  Current and pending antispyware legislation
--  Types of spyware and adware and how they work
--  How to prevent installation and remove spyware and adware programs
--  Emerging trends in spyware and adware and how to protect against these
"Tackling the twin challenges of spyware and adware continues to be one of the highest priorities for enterprises and home users alike," said Cole. "By helping users understand the existing landscape, current defenses, and emerging future of spyware and adware, this webcast will provide people with relevant information needed to make informed decisions regarding these increasingly prevalent security risks."

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