Your Questions About Anti Spyware Software Definition

Posted by softwareguru on August 2, 2014

Betty asks…

what is the best anti-spyware program and what is spyware?

softwareguru answers:

Bess and read this: Web

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Definitions of Spyware on the Web:

Any software that covertly gathers user information through the user’s Internet connection without his or her knowledge, usually for advertising purposes. Spyware applications are typically bundled as a hidden component of freeware or shareware programs that can be downloaded from the Internet. Once installed, the spyware monitors user activity on the Internet and transmits that information in the background to someone else. …

Software that sends information about your Web surfing habits to its Web site. Spyware is often installed without the user%u2019s knowledge or explicit permission in combination with a free download.

Just like Adware, except that the software abuses its ability to monitor the users activity.

gathers information about Internet users without their knowledge or consent and delivers that information to advertisers or others who have access to the information. Users can get spyware in their systems by downloading certain programs or in the form of a virus.

A general term for a class of software that monitors the actions of a computer user. This software falls into a number of categories: Software that may be installed legitimately to provide security or workplace monitoring, software with relatively benign purposes that may be associated with marketing data collection and software that is maliciously installed, either as a general violation of a user’s privacy or to collect information to allow further attacks on their computer or online …

Software that monitors the activities of a user, more information …

Spyware often installs as a third-party component bundled with a freeware or shareware application, just like adware, making the distinction between the two somewhat vague. Spyware includes code used to gather and transmit information about the user or his or her behaviour to a third party. This statistical data often is collected without the knowledge or consent of the user.

A general term for a program that surreptitiously monitors your actions. While they are sometimes sinister, like a remote control program used by a hacker, software companies have been known to use Spyware to gather data about customers. The practice is generally frowned upon.

Spyware is a computer program which can be installed on personal computers (usually without the permission from the owner) and has the purpose of collecting information and sending it back to another source – usually an Internet marketing or pornographic website.

Any application that may track a person’s or organization’s online and/or offline PC activity and is capable of locally saving or transmitting those findings to third parties, most often without their knowledge or consent.

Programs that, when installed on your computer, change settings, display advertising, and/or track Internet behavior and report information back to a central database. Spyware sometimes installed unintentionally by users along with other wanted software, and can be very hard to remove. Also known as malware. Http://

A somewhat vague term generally referring to software that is secretly installed on a users computer and that monitors use of the computer in some way without the users’ knowledge or consent.

is an Internet term for Advertising Supported software or Adware. It is a way for shareware/freeware software developers to make money from a software product, other than by selling it to the users. There are several large media companies that offer them to place banner ads in their products in exchange for a portion of the revenue from banner sales. This way, you don’t have to pay for the software and the developers are still getting paid. …

Installs and gathers information from a computer without permission, and reports the information to the creator of the software or to one or more third parties. It provides the consumer with little or no control over removing the software. Spyware can change system settings, install keystroke loggers, collect and report consumer’s personal information, use computer processing capacity without permission, and deliver spam or ads without consumer’s notice and consent.

Spyware is any software or program that employs a user’s Internet connection in the background (the so-called “backchannel”) without their knowledge or explicit permission. Silent background use of an Internet “backchannel” connection requires a complete and truthful disclosure of backchannel usage, followed by the receipt of explicit, informed consent for such use. If permission is not obtained, the act is considered to be information theft.

Installs itself onto a computer when a user clicks on a website containing spyware. The software then monitors visited websites and records habits of the user, sending it back to a main website.

Spyware is potentially more dangerous beast than Adware because it can record your keystrokes, history, passwords, and other confidential and private information. Spyware is often sold as a spouse monitor, child monitor, a surveillance tool or simply as a tool to spy on users to gain unauthorized access. Spyware is also known as: snoopware, PC surveillance, key logger, system recorders, Parental control software, PC recorder, Detective software and Internet monitoring software.

computer software that obtains information from a user’s computer without the user’s knowledge or consent

Spyware is a broad category of malicious software intended to intercept or take partial control of a computer’s operation without the user’s informed consent. While the term taken literally suggests software that surreptitiously monitors the user as a spy would, it has come to refer more broadly to software that subverts the computer’s operation for the benefit of a third party.

Ken asks…

Yahoo! Anti-Spyware?

During running Yahoo! Anti-Spy, the Statement: “Checksum download incorrect,” came up. What does this mean?

softwareguru answers:

Dude, Y! Blew it again when they updated their Anti-spy software to the new CA Yahoo Anti-spy. The definitions used to check for spyware are bad, hence the checksum error. Yahoo says they are working to fix the problem. Give them about a week and try again.

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