Why Do I Feel Like Somebodys Watching Me? Just what is Intelligent Explorer? What the Heck are Botnets?

Why Do I Feel Like Somebodys Watching Me? Just what is Intelligent Explorer? What the Heck are Botnets?

by James Gardner

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Overview

Typically, spyware originates in three ways. The first and most common way is when the user installs it. In this scenario, spyware is embedded, attached, or bundled with a freeware or shareware program without the user's knowledge. The user downloads the program to their computer. Once downloaded, the spyware program goes to work collecting data for the spyware author's personal use or to sell to a third-party. Beware of many P2P file-sharing programs. They are notorious for downloads that poses spyware programs.

The user of a downloadable program should pay extra attention to the accompanying licensing agreement. Often the software publisher will warn the user that a spyware program will be installed along with the requested program. Unfortunately, we do not always take the time to read the fine print. Some agreements may provide special "opt-out" boxes that the user can click to stop the spyware from being included in the download. Be sure to review the document before signing off on the download.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012780607
Publisher: unique5stardeals
Publication date: 11/02/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 267 KB

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