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What is the difference between Adware and Spyware?

Asked by Isa , Last updated: Oct 01, 2020

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B. Strickland

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B. Strickland, Sales Manager, MBA, Houston

Answered Jun 11, 2020

Adware, otherwise known as advertising, supported software is just that. When the user is online, they will be presented with a static display box, a banner, or a video pop-up ad, which will create revenue for the advertiser. If the user clicks on the ad, then even more money is made on a per-click basis. Spyware is a whole different animal, in that when the user is online, the spyware will collect information regarding the user, and it will hack your computer without your permission.

Adware, otherwise known as advertising, supported software is just that. When the user is online,
Sometimes referred to as malware, this program will infiltrate your information and send it to others, without your approval. This process is completed by what they call cookies. There are programs to remove malware, or sometimes people must recover their computer to dispose of these programs.

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A. Lucius, Senior Content writer, Diploma in Literature, Dover, Delaware

Answered Jun 05, 2020

Adware and Spyware are two software applications used by most businesses to check and track the level of traffic being recorded on their websites. However, the major difference between the two can be easily determined when you check what the two software applications are used for in particular.

Adware and Spyware are two software applications used by most businesses to check and track the
When surfing through the internet, the various pop-up advertisements that come straight on our screen are usually generated by the Adware application. This simply allows potential customers to make an adequate decision about whether to purchase the programs being advertised or not. However, once the program is purchased, the computer program will automatically stop being advertised any further so that the purchaser can use it. Spyware, on the other hand, is also a software application used mostly to track the buying habits of customers. This software application helps business owners to have adequate information about the average number of purchases made by their existing customers on their websites over a period of time.

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