Trackware

Classification

PUA

Trackware

W32

trackware

Summary

This program secretly monitors user behavior or gathers confidential information, then forwards the information to a third party.

Removal

Automatic action

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Technical Details

Trackware can monitor and record the user's actions on the device where the program is installed. The information gathered can sometimes involve confidential and/or personally identifiable details, such as account log-in names, passwords or other sensitive data.

Once gathered, the collected information may be forwarded to a remote server. This type of information gathering may be objectionable if the user is unaware it is happening and/or has not authorized it.

Trackware is most commonly associated with programs dealing with advertising (adware). They are also often distributed bundled together with other, legitimate programs.

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