– Snoops around your computer, monitors what you type, looks for sensitive information (like credit card numbers, passwords, list of sites that you visit) and sends it back over the Web to a hacker.
- A type of Spyware that looks for your interests in commercial products. Monitors the sites that you visit, tracks your online shopping experience, sends details back to marketers. They respond by sending you product offers by email (Spam) or hijack your browser or put pop up ads on your computer (that appear in your browser).
Both a rrive as email attachments or as part of other “free” software that you download or when you visit “shady” Web sites and click on banners.