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Thread: Difference between spyware and a virus?

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    Thanks for this thread. I had confusions with the terms spyware,malware, and virus. Now, I got a brief idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nihil View Post
    Then there is scareware or scumware?

    These are totally useless fake security products that little garbage heaps try to tout to the unwary over the internet.

    I am sure that my fellow moderators and administrators will be watching the next post in this thread very carefully.
    lol.. so funny

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    90+% of that garbage is coming from ad servers, block them.

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    Spyware intends of making benefit from your personal information. Whereas, Virus can damage your existing data and system updates.

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    Sorry for bumping such an old thread but I am interested in the mobile apps that are used to monitor activity in Snapchat and other social networks are considered to be spyware?
    Last edited by frankyshow; July 15th, 2021 at 10:03 AM.

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    Spyware is a specific type of unwanted software that covertly collects your information. A virus is a specific way software can be covertly distributed, often by e-mail. Both spyware and viruses can cause damage to your computer or cause you to lose important data.

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