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Bots: Friend or Foe to Your Personal Computer? Norton’s AntiBot Protects You

Symantec Norton’s AntiBot is a software product designed to prevent the hijacking of one’s personal computer by bots: which can be a type of malware that allows a hacker to take control of several computers at a time, effectively turning them into “robots” that accept commands from the computer hacker and work to spread bots to more and more computers. This type of computer virus can then be used to spread spam and commit various types of identity theft and other online fraud.
Several tools exist to protect against the threat posed by bots and some of them are already part of most personal computers. However, with increased use of the internet for online shopping, ticket purchases, travel and other “high risk” activities setting the security protection level at medium high or high, although one easy step to take in the war against bots, may not be the most effective.

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