Spyware vs Adware – What’s The Difference?

Before we get into what spyware and adware actually are, let’s first clarify what they are not. Many assume that spyware and adware are a type of virus, this is not the case. A virus is a computer program with the ability to self-replicate. This self-replication is designed to damage your computer in one of two ways: either by continually corrupting or deleting your files; or by multiplying itself until it has filled up your entire disk.

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