'Researchware' watches where you click

Friday, 22 April 2005, 2:47 PM EST

It's just a small download, promoted as a free antivirus program. But the software is really designed to sit silently on consumers' computers, watch everything they do online, and send the critical data back to the programís creator. The program has swept the Internet in the last year, with millions of people downloading it.

The newest spyware? Nope. Welcome to the Internet's newest marketing tool, "researchware."

By Bob Sullivan at MSNBC.

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