June 20, 2010
Adware "Advertising-Supported Software" (Program Supported by Propaganda), in other words, these programs are created to show advertising.
What is the difference between adware and spyware?
The difference is that usually come packaged in Shareware programs and therefore to accept the legal terms for the installation of such programs, we are consenting to its implementation in our equipment and stating that we are aware of it. An example of this can be the banners that appear on different software and, in part, represents a form of payment for using these programs on a pseudo free.
How to enter our PCs?
Being hidden in a program (freeware) which by accepting their conditions of use (almost always in English and not read) we are accepting to fulfill their roles to show their advertising.
What are the symptoms of having a Adware?
The adware are dedicated to showing ads on these programs are included by means of banners in them, but the most dangerous we will open pop-ups windows everywhere, will add addresses in the IE favorites and will install toolbars for the sole purpose that always sail within their advertising networks.
What popular programs include adware?
Alexa, MyWebSearch, FlashGet, Cydoors, Gator, GoHit, Webhancer, Lop, Hotbar, eZula, KaZaa, Aureate / Radiate, RealPlayer, Zango, C2Media, CID, Messenger Plus etc…
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Autor: Marcelo Rivero
Founder / CEO at InfoSpyware & ForoSpyware - Malware/IT Threats Researcher.