The spy who nagged me : An article from: Intheblack
by Jan Barned
Spyware is a term used to describe software that enters your computer without your knowledge. The most common type of spyware is more properly termed adware, and its main aim is to generate pop-up and other advertisements. More problematic is the software that collects information through the user's keystrokes, or changes the configuration of your computer, all without your knowledge and consent. The result could be that you could experience continual pop-up ads, your home page is different to what you have set it at, or your computer will slow down or crash each time you use it. While there are a number of ways it happens, the most common is that the software is secretly installed on your computer during the installation of software that you agree to, such as a music or video file sharing program. However, there are a number of anti-spyware programs available.
This digital document is an article from Intheblack, most recently published by CPA Australia on April 30, 2005. The length of the article is 1130 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.
Title: The spy who nagged me
Author: Jan Barned
Publication: Intheblack (Feature)
Date: April 30, 2005
Publisher: CPA Australia
Volume: 75 Issue: 3 Page: 56,58
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