Spyware is a program or a subroutine designed to collect personal data about users and send them to its creator. A third of it may be sent over the Internet or any other computer network, without obtaining explicit permission and informing such users. In the case of a commercial spyware, before installing the free software, the user is usually asked to provide personal information such as his registered email, name, age etc.
[...] But a more disturbing fact is that, the study found that 184,559 surveillance systems and 184,919 Trojans form of virus) have been detected. These modules are much more dangerous than ad-ware because they allow the identity theft and corruption systems. However, in the strict marketing point of view the development of spyware is commendable because it allows spying on the actions of consumers, offer them, in real time on the field, exactly what they want. But some questions may be raised about the proliferation of these spies. [...]
[...] The anti-spyware software was modeled on the virus, to detect spyware on the basis of signatures. It is easily usable even by the uninitiated, by detecting spyware even if it is not active, but remains dependent on the updated signature file. How to remove spyware? Uninstalling software does not necessarily remove the spyware installed with it. To remove spyware integrated, it is often sufficient to uninstall the corresponding application from the Windows Control Panel. In the case of spyware outsourced, it is generally required to go through a procedure provided by the publisher in an obscure FAQ, or more effectively by using Adware to remove spyware component files. [...]
[...] Some features such as automatic update of schedules can also pose a danger to the safety of the user, allowing the download and installation without his knowledge from another program or another spyware. It may also involve a hostile program in the case of a misuse of the system by an attacker. How to detect the presence of spyware? The easiest way to detect the presence of spyware is to proceed by indirect means, i.e. by tracking its activity the presence of file characteristics or the name of the suspect software. [...]
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