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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