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What is the difference between adware and spyware?

Adware is software that displays advertisements on a user's computer. There is a lot of confusion in the industry that links adware with spyware and that not all adware is good.

Here are some clarifications on this issue:

  • Adware that is installed and functions according to certain rules is considered permission-based advertising.
  • Adware that is not installed with user consent and/or cannot be easily removed from a users' computer is considered an unwanted program.
  • Spyware is software that installs, collects and distributes the users' information without their consent.

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Last update: 2012-06-26 13:00
Author: Media Traffic Agency
Revision: 1.5

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