Time Warner's Internet division, America Online said on Wednesday that it raised its protection for customers against spyware.
AOL, the largest US Internet provider said the anti-spyware software can be set to automatically scan at certain periods for up to 28,000 types of spyware and adware.
The software will come at no extra charge for subscribers and uses the technology from Computer Associates International Inc.
A spyware program is a form of software that is installed on a computer without the user's knowledge and is designed to collect personal information. Adware programs can also track Internet activities, but more often they just open a lot of pop-up ads.
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