Wired News: A Web of Electronic Denial
“No one installs it, yet this garbage is on so many machines. Obviously the spyware fairy shows up late at night and installs the junk on their systems,” said Keith Hitchens, who maintains networks for several clients, including a Manhattan public relations firm and a magazine-publishing busines.
The spyware fairy visits my office fairly frequently. However, when I started working there almost everyone was an administrator of their machine. I changed that policy, so that helped a bit.