It's cover mounted on the latest DVD issue of the mag. It won't spy on you in the sense that you are worried about. It's just an update manager, which will search for new versions / updates of the software on your system.
I have not installed it, as I prefer to do these things myself, but it could prove to be useful in keeping your programmes up to date.
Either way, it's not spyware, so don't worry if you want to give it a try.