Any software application in which advertising banners are displayed while the program is running is called Adware. And any software that sends data back to a third party - WITHOUT ASKING the user - is Spyware.
This means that software can be Adware and Spyware at the same time! More importantly, not all Adware is Spyware and most Spyware is NOT easily detected by displaying ads.
What is Spyware?
Spyware is software that transmits information back to a third party without notifying the user.
Note: Some privacy advocates also call legitimate computer monitoring, filtering, Internet monitoring, password recovery, security or surveillance software "Spyware" because it could be used without notifying the users.
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If you are on an "always-on" Internet connection, we strongly advise you to consider using a more complex antivirus solution.