Whats the difference between adware and spyware?

Well this is a common question that raises in the mind of every novice to the internet world.Let me try to explain this in a very simple terms:

To all intents and purposes they should be thought of as the same thing as they both track your movements on the Internet, but I think adware actively sends you advertising pop-ups and redirects you to their sponsors advertising sites, whilst spyware also tracks your movements on the Internet and then sends a report of your surfing habits back to whoever created it - this information could also include your bank details, passwords, credit card numbers etc, so both are damaging and should be removed,to remove them I use ad-aware 2007 from lavasoft, you can download it for free fromwww.download.com hope this helps.


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