SPAM, Virus & Hoax Information

About SPAM, Phish, Spyware and Adware

 SPAM, generally speaking, is "unsolicited email". See also...

Introduction to SPAM" - from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
"SPAM" - the Webopedia description
"SPAM" - Wikipedia description, history, examples

PHISHING is unsolicited email that tries to coax private information from recipients. See also...

How Not to Get Hooked by a  Phishing Scam" - from the FTC
"Phishing" - Webopedia description
"Phishing" - Wikipedia description, history, examples

SPYWARE is malicious software that transmits user information via their Internet connection -- usually for marketing purposes. See also...

Spyware" - Webopedia description
"Spyware" - Wikipedia description, history, examples

ADWARE is software that displays advertising on a computer after the Adware is installed. See also...

Adware" - Webopedia description
"Adware" - Wikipedia description, history, examples

SPYWARE vs ADWARE - Webopedia describes the difference

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