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What Exactly Does Spyware Do?

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Question: What Exactly Does Spyware Do?
Answer: Spyware, also known as "malware", can do many nasty things to your computer. Depending on which exact spyware infects your machine, you can expect any of the following things to happen:
  • malware will log your keystrokes
  • steal your passwords
  • observe your browsing choices
  • spawn pop-up windows
  • send you targeted email
  • redirect your web browser to phishing pages
  • report your personal information to distant servers
  • serve up pornography.


For a more detailed explanation of spyware and malware, go here.

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