How Adware Invades Your Computer and Steals Your Personal Data

It's happened to everyone: You go to download some kind of new software, and before you do, a long list of terms and conditions in tiny font pops up. You don't read a word and hit "agree." What you might not realize is that along with the program you think you're getting, you're downloading a bit of unwanted adware, too.

So what does that unwelcome guest do? Researchers from New York University and Google teamed up to figure out just how adware operates on a user's computer. 

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