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spyware: - steals information about you, your computer and your surfing habits adware: - displays unwanted advertisement on your computer, tracks your Web surfing habits and reports it back to a central advertising server browser highjackers: - can reset your default homepage and search results. some may prevent you from chaning your browser's homepage back to its original default or visiting a particular site remote access trojans: - give a hacker complete control over your PC as if he is using your keyboard and computer browser helper objects: - can search all pages you view in internet explorer and replace banner advertisements with targeted advertisements, monitor and report on your actions and change your homepage