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Category : General

What is the difference between virus and spyware?

Viruses have been around for a long time and have develped from spreading by physically transfering a floppy disk between two computers to using Word documents and more worringly the sophistication of infecting a machine through an email attachment.

Spyware is somewhat of a new problem for computer users. They are essentially programs installed on the computer often without the knowledge or consent of the user and use the Internet to report back on the computer users habits.