whats the purpose of spyware?

@jhl930 (3605)
United States
December 28, 2008 1:09pm CST
i have heard that people can create spyware and put it on your computer someway where they can see what you have been on and all of that(i'm not sure if thats true or not but its what i have heard)and i don't understand why people do it, because honestly who cares what other people get on while their on the internet, its nothing to do with us, so what do you think about it, what is the purpose of spyware? i would like to take this time to thank everyone for taking the time out of your day to come by and read and review my discussion and hopefully answering, and trying to help me, and i hope that you all have a great day and night tonight, thanks again for taking the time to stop by.
2 responses
@mkmoney (468)
29 Dec 08
simply to spy on the target system. and find out information this is mainly for business people, to find out there business information.
@rosdimy (3936)
• Malaysia
29 Dec 08
Spyware is software designed to monitor and log any activity carried out on a computer. The software is installed on a computer without the user's knowledge. It may be rhe work of companies, organisations groups of people, or individuals. Spyware installed by established companies are usually not detected by anti spyware software because its digital signature indicates that it comes from a trusted vendor. In addition to what has been mentioned by those who responded before me, spyware is also used for other reasons. In a negative scenario the information gained can also be used against us. An example is the downloading of music using peer programs. Usually these vendors claim their rights to do so. Basically all spywares are intruders to a computer. all the best, rosdimy