"Honstly I wonder how these kids can get so much so fast."
Some of that has to do with what kind of activity they are doing and frequency of visits to sites and such. Personally I believe modem type has some affect on things as well. When you have cable or dsl you're connected all the time and things transfer as a much higher speed.
I leave all cookies turned off on my pc
. I make exceptions for certain sites that wont work without them. Like this one. If I don't have this listed in my trusted sites and allow cookies then I can't go from one page to another without being logged off... But even with the lenghts I go to to keep cookies off I still have a few from time to time.
Just a side note, the people who make this spyware pretty much disgust me. Internet crime is so pointless/useless. Anyone have any idea what the penalties are for that sort of thing(I sure hope it's not a slap on the wrist)and how many people are ever actually caught? Well, I guess the legal issue probably applies to viruses more than spyware. I'm not sure if spyware is illegal, but if it isn't , it should be.