Software that is installed via Active X

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 What do you call a software that is installed alongside with other software or via ActiveX that controls on the internet without full disclosure that it will be used for gathering personal information.

It also uses the CPU, RAM, and resources of the user's computer, making the user pay for the costs associated with operating it?

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Software that is installed via Active X

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The answer to your question is: Advertising Spyware.

It logs information about the user like name, age, gender, passwords, email, web browsing history etc.

It also gets the information about the user's computer hardware and software configuration.

It can also cause the computer's system and browser slow and unstable.

Network and internet bandwidth is also being used which results to a slower access to legitimate sites.

Signs that your computer is infected by it???

  • When you turn on your PC, it is slower than usual and there is an unusual spinning sound in your hard drive.
  • When you visit Google, an advertisement pops up which is you know, not normal for Google do not allow pop-up ads.

 

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Software that is installed via Active X

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Hallo Roesha,

The application that you are talking about is a third party programs that is an advertising spyware, and if you have to install it you might need to use the following instructions:

  • If you are using Internet Explorer, you will need to go to the Tools menu and then choose Internet Options.
  • After that you will need to click on the Security tab, and then click on the Trusted Sites icon.
  • Next you will need to click on the Sites button to bring up the Trusted Sites dialog.
  • And then go to the Trusted Sites dialog, and then enter the url of the site you want to download the application from into the "Add this website to the zone" text field.
  • After that you will need to click on the Add button, and then click on the Close button.
  • In the Internet Options dialog, you will need to click on the OK button.

Regards,

Carl

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