The term 'spyware' is a marketing gimmick

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by ronjor, Aug 27, 2005.

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  1. ronjor

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    The programs which are being called spyware are, from a technical point of view, simply a limited sub-set of Trojans, advertising software and some riskware:
    Trojan spies and some backdoors most adware riskware - potentially hostile programs that require users to make conscious choices about using them
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    Reminds me of rootkits:

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    DCS: Rootkits are a special class of trojan.
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    Not to slight the potential payload of either, but if users examine closely what these programs really are (trojan) and how they install/execute, you find that much of your already-in-place preventative measures take care of things.

    -rich
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