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What is Spyware?

In general, spyware is any technology that aids in gathering information about a person
or organization without their knowledge.

On the Internet, spyware is programming that is put in someone's computer to secretly
gather information about the user and relay it to advertisers or other interested parties.

Spyware can get in a computer as a software virus or as the result of installing a new program.

Data collecting programs that are installed with the user's knowledge are not,
properly speaking, spyware, if the user fully understands what data is being collected
and with whom it is being shared.

Spyware is part of an overall public concern about privacy on the Internet.


What is adware?

Advertising supported software (adware) is a product that is available for free and
in exchange displays advertising banners within the software interface.

Instead of you having to pay for the software, the company creates revenue by
selling advertising space in the software product.
Adware will usually install additional third party components on your system and may
exchange statistical data with a remote location over the internet.

Most of the time, if you prefer a "non advertised" product, you have the option to
purchase a version that does not display any banners.

However, you are free to use the advertising supported version at no charge for as
long as you like. Usually, taking advantage of these free products involves to provide
some information about yourself that is used to target content and measuring
effectiveness on behalf of paying advertisers.
Please read the license agreement for any products you install and pay attention to the
privacy policies of the company.

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