Difference between spyware, adware

  wrg 12:50 25 May 2007
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Afternoon

Would someone please be kind enough to explain the difference between spyware, adware and also what tracking cookies are.

Thanks
WRG

  Technotiger 12:52 25 May 2007
  wrg 13:08 29 May 2007

Techotiger

Thanks for the link.

  Technotiger 13:17 29 May 2007

My Pleasure, Cheers.

  Technotiger 13:19 29 May 2007
  wrg 13:23 29 May 2007

Once again thank you very much.
Does this mean that it is advisable to delete such cookies. I usually do a scan and invariably it highlights such cookies. I normally delete them but is there any way I can stop them being downloaded in the first place?

  Technotiger 13:52 29 May 2007

I wouldn't bother too much about cookies, some in fact are essential, even if only temporary. In normal everyday use I have never had any problems caused by cookies. I don't even think about cookies, unless a program specifically asks for certain cookies in order for it to work.

  Technotiger 13:53 29 May 2007

When I run Ad-Aware SE Personal for instance, it always finds some cookies, I just let the program delete them.

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