• What is spyware?
    Spyware programs make money for their publishers by reporting your
    internet travels and sending advertisements to users. Some also report
    your name, e-mail address, and other personal information.

  • How do adware-removal tools work?
    Most adware-removal tools act like antivirus tools. They maintain a
    library of spyware filenames and registry keys; searching for and
    removing them from your computer.

  • How did I get it?
    Many free programs come with spyware or adware. The program
    installer doesn't always describe every program being installed.