What's the difference between spyware, malware, adware, & trojan horses (& other viruses)?
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- eAnswers...Feb 1, 2013
*Virus is a program to cause damage to computer. *Trojan is a program which is used to gain access to a computer by installing a program on infected PC to open some backdoor. [Trojans are also known as Backdoors]. *Worm is a program which infects the computers which are connected by some network. Worms slow down the network. * Spywares are the program which are used to monitor/Log the activity performed on a computer. These are used to spy on some one either for legal or illegal perpose. Example: Keylogger applications. * Adwares are the programs which delivers ads to your computer (generally in POP-UP's form). They consume your network. *Malwares are the program with malicious intention. It can be damaging your computer, spying on you or any other malicious task.
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