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Free Download Provision: It Can be Spyware

Aug 17, 2007
Free can be farce. Do you go with this statement? The choice is left to you but this much I can assure you that nothing on earth can be achieved in free. Basically you
"earn" your freedom and that is not in "free".

There must be some vested interest when this word "free" is associated with some product or some kind of facility and likewise. So free download provisions carry some other intention and that's hidden. I don't say that every intention will be a wrong one. But this is for sure that if spyware is loaded in the form of free download then it cannot be a good intention after all.

Was spyware meant to make damages?

The question is interesting because even you might be eager to know why was the spyware actually created. The way we treat spyware now - was it same when it was deciphered? If you want to hear an absolute answer in terms of "yes" or "no", it would be better and more correct to state "no".

When the software spyware was launched the main motif was to understand the web practices, the surfing behavior and the browsing habits of the mass. Spyware had the ability of a detective to find out every stroke made by you sitting at any nook and corner of the globe.

What benefits did it initially carry? With the help of the spyware the website companies could easily make out that what type of visitors were coming in and at how much rate. For aggressive marketing and increasing the popularity of the site the spyware acted as the secret agent to fetch information what's happening all around. The best part of this software was that it could keep record of the individual's habit.

The irony lies exactly at this point. The virtue became the vice and this trait of capturing individual practice has now been transformed into the malpractice that spyware actually carries out today.

Dangers in camouflage

Gradually the same spyware was made into use to find out your personal IDs and passwords. It extended its devious activities till the extent of disturbing the registry of the operating system. Again it could easily read your keystrokes while you were on with the transaction process in online banking. The spyware could readily pick up your credit card number and you can understand the rest of the disaster waiting ahead for you. So this is how the mal use of a better-intended thing was actually given shape. But now there's no alternative rather to be cautious.
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