They spy with their malicious eye

Wednesday, 24 August 2005, 1:43 PM EST

Spyware are programs that monitor user activity and subsequently transmit user information to remote servers. Adware operates similarly but shows targeted advertisements on the desktop.

Such software is the bane of computer users as it executes continuously in stealth mode, eating up valuable processing cycles, disrupting work and thought processes by displaying random advertisements and infringing the privacy of users.

By Derek Kiong at Channel NewsAsia.

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