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Old 01-05-2002, 09:48 AM #1
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What Is Spyware?

You might be able to answer this XaskingforitX
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Old 01-05-2002, 10:05 AM #2
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Spyware puts ads on your computer I believe.
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Old 01-05-2002, 10:20 AM #3
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Old 01-05-2002, 03:58 PM #4
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I believe spyware is software that allows someone to see what you see on your screen from their computer.
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Old 01-05-2002, 04:44 PM #5
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Basicly spyware alows the software to gather info about your surfing habits and stuff. Spyware = ****
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Old 01-05-2002, 05:27 PM #6
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Spyware can do a wide range of tasks, from gathering information on what sites you visit, to seeing what's on your HD to determine computing habits (what programs you use, how many MP3s you have).

All the data is used for advertising, normally in Kazaa or similair programs, where there's the ad in the program.
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Old 01-06-2002, 06:03 PM #7
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not all the data is used in advertising. for instance most mp3 sharing programs are spywere, so they can figure out (later if they ahve to) which mp3's users have. programs such as Morpheus are anti spywear.

But, windows is spywear, there pretty mcuh is no way around spyware.
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Old 01-06-2002, 07:49 PM #8
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Quote:
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But, windows is spywear, there pretty mcuh is no way around spyware.


I would assume Linux would fall in the same category.
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