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ALSO CALLED: Spy Software, Spyware Viruses, Tracking Software, Internet Spyware, Computer Monitoring Spy Software, Spybot
DEFINITION: Spyware is any technology that aids in gathering information about a person or organization without their knowledge. On the Internet (where it is sometimes called a spybot or tracking software), 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  … 
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Protecting Organizations from Spyware
sponsored by Websense, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The internet has become a critical resource employees rely on to get their jobs done. Employees use the web to perform research and gather information. Learn about the risks associated with these activities.
Posted: 04 Apr 2007 | Published: 29 Jan 2007

Websense, Inc.

Potentially Unwanted Programs: Spyware and Adware
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) like adware and malware can compromise your computer network's privacy and security and the associated risks can weaken your entire network. Read this white paper to learn how to effectively protect against PUPs.
Posted: 27 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Oct 2005

McAfee, Inc.

Anti-Spyware: Choosing the Right Solution for Your Business
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Spyware is rapidly becoming the number one threat to business systems and can destructively burden them if left undetected. Read this white paper to learn how an anti-spyware solution can meet your business requirements while securing your system.
Posted: 27 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Oct 2005

McAfee, Inc.

Spyware in the Enterprise: The Problem and the Solution
sponsored by Sunbelt Software
WHITE PAPER: Spyware is a serious threat to the enterprise network, and the threat is growing. Download this informative white paper to learn more about the costs, problems and solutions associated with counting spyware.
Posted: 10 Jan 2007 | Published: 10 Jan 2007

Sunbelt Software
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SPYWARE DEFINITION (continued): …  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. However, spyware is often installed without the user's consent, as a drive-by download, or as the result of clicking some option in a deceptive pop-up window. Software designed to serve advertising, known as adware, can usually be thought of as spyware as well because it almost invariably includes components for tracking and reporting user information. … 
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