Spyware and adware
Spyware and adware are two other types of programs that can be a nuisance or malicious software. Both of these may be used
to gather information about your computer, or other information that you may not want to share with other parties.
- Spyware is a type of program that is used to track user activities and spy on their machines.
- Spyware programs can scan systems, gather personal information (with or without the user’s permission), and relay that information
to other computers on the Internet.
- Spyware has become such a pervasive problem that dozens of anti-spyware programs have been created.
- Some spyware will hijack browser settings, changing your home page, or redirect your browser to sites you didn’t intend ...