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How do I check for spyware, parasites, and other deceptive software?

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Spyware, parasites, and other deceptive software can cause problems when using the learning management system or other course related websites. Recommendations are that you check for, then uninstall or temporarily disable these types of software to eliminate problems when accessing Blackboard (Bb).

To check your browser for spyware, parasites, and other deceptive software and for more detailed information, visit the Doxdesk page on parasites.

To help you control these types of Internet programs that could run on your computer, you can download and install a spyware detection and removal utility, such as:

For more information on these softwares, please visit our Software Resources page.

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