Typical examples of spyware
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A few examples of common spyware programs may serve to illustrate the diversity of behaviors found in these attacks. Caveat: As with computer viruses, researchers give names to spyware programs which frequently do not relate to any names that the … Read More

Stealware and affiliate fraud
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A few spyware vendors, notably WhenU and 180 Solutions, have written what the New York Times has dubbed “stealware”, and what spyware-researcher Ben Edelman terms affiliate fraud, also known as click fraud. These redirect the payment of affiliate marketing revenues … Read More

Adware
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Adware or advertising-supported software is any software package which automatically plays, displays, or downloads advertising material to a computer after the software is installed on it or while the application is being used. An example of mild adware Well-known adware … Read More