Web giants back anti-spyware push

A group of internet companies is set to announce a new program to certify downloads so consumers can get friendly and non-invasive software.

The "Trusted Download Program" is backed by AOL, CA, CNET Networks, Verizon and Yahoo!. The program is set to begin early next year in a trial version, when the internet partners will get access to a list of applications certified by TRUSTe, according to a statement from the group.

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