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Eleventh Hour Security+ by Ido Dubrawsky

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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
  • 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 ...

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