Zhang, Xiaoni Department of Information Systems, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, Kentucky.
- Spyware problems
- Preventive methods
- Antispyware tools
- Consumer education
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
There is a dispute in the security industry regarding the definitions of spyware and adware. Spyware collects and transmits information about users and/or organizations without informed consent or knowledge, while adware, according to the Anti-Spyware Coalition, is software with executable applications for delivering advertising content that may be unexpected and unwanted by users.
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