Viruses and spyware accounted for $6.5 billion in damages to U.S. households in 2008, according to Consumer Reports. And the worst part is that there is hardly a place on Internet, where a common, non-Technical person can interact and understand the online threats.

Consider a situation: You are a blogger or webmaster having a blog on weight loss. Suddenly one fine day you find that your site has been blacklisted by Google for spreading malware. What will you do? Rush to the security forums, search for the security blogs, enquire directly to Google.

Unfortunately, it is unlikely that you will find a solution of your problem at most of these places. There is hardly any place, at least I could not find, where an average Internet user can interact with actual security experts directly and request their help.

But BadwareBusters.org is something different. It is a common platform for people like an average Joe, who can put their security related problems in plain no-geek English and expect to get a sincere and authentic advice from security experts, who really matter.

badwarebusterorgBadwareBusters.org is a partnership among the academic community, consumer groups, technology industry leaders, and volunteers committed to protecting Internet users from threats to their privacy and security caused by bad software. It has been launched with a partnership of StopBadware.org and Consumer Reports for people looking for help preventing and countering viruses, spyware, and other “badware” on their computers and websites.

And if you are not aware, StopBadware.org is a partnership among the academic community, consumer groups, technology industry leaders, and volunteers committed to protecting Internet users from threats to their privacy and security caused by bad software. The initiative is supported by Google, PayPal, Mozilla, AOL, and Trend Micro.

The best part is that Google is behind this project. You can expect many people associated with Google and other organizations directly trying to help you out with your problems. I am not aware of any such place, where you can expect AUTHENTIC help in plain simple English.

Bookmark BadwareBusters.org. You never know, when you will need it.