The difference between spyware and viruses

Wednesday, 5 January 2005, 9:38 AM EST

Is it a virus, or spyware? The average Internet user has difficulty distinguishing viruses from spyware.

The differences are indeed subtle. Both are malicious software (malware): uninvited, intrusive, and potentially destructive. Both have the capacity to capture and destroy information, ruin performance, and disrupt business.

By Dave Piscitello at Internet Week.

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