Many PC users consider malware, viruses, spyware, adware, worms, Trojans, etc. as the same thing. While all these infections harm our computers, they are not the same. They are all types of malicious software that each behave differently. The word malware is a combination of two words “malicious” and “software”.
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However spyware is malicious computer program that does exactly what its name implies-i.e., spies on you. After downloading itself onto your computer either through an email you opened, website you visited or a program you downloaded, spyware scans your hard drive for personal information and your internet browsing habits. Some spyware programs contain keyloggers that will record personal data you enter in to websites, such as your login usernames and passwords, email addresses, browsing history, online buying habits, your computer’s hardware and software configurations, your name, age and sex, as well as sensitive banking and credit information. Some spyware can interfere with your computer’s system settings, which can result in a slower internet connection.