Spyware is a type of software that is installed on computers or laptops without the owner knowing. This software collects information about users that can sometimes be harmful and can be used to view user’s internet habits and preferences. Spyware can redirect internet browsers and slow down PCs, annoying many home or business users. Today’s computer users need to be aware of spyware and the effects it has on their computers.
Adware is another type of malware in a different classification than spyware. Adware is different than spyware in that it can be seen by users of programs that benefit from showing ads for free when using their software. (more…)