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.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Microsoft Edge: New browser, new risks for Windows 10

Microsoft Edge, the new browser in Windows 10, represents a significant increase in the security over Internet Explorer. However, there are also new potential threat vectors that arenít present in older versions.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Mon, Aug 3rd
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //