China's Internet Information Center(CNNIC) announced Tuesday that it would strictly protect against Spyware that damages computer systems, forces computer users to visit web sites or collects account information without permission.

According to a minister at CNNIC, a team will gather information, open hotlines and publish the name of any offending software.

CNNIC also announced that it would introduce anti-spyware software for users. It is reported that over 6 million users have already downloaded the free 'Magic Tiger' anti-spyware software. It is estimated that more than a million pieces of spyware is uninstalled every day through the software package.

CNNIC also demands that Internet sevice providers protect against spyware by not publishing or transfering it.

There are currently more than a hundred million web users in China.