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Some Spyware can be classified as Adware, sneaky software running on your computer which may show pop-up ads that appear as if they came from a web site. Such pop-ups may be targeted based on your Web browsing history, search engine usage and possibly your online buying habits. Most spyware can be blocked from communicating with its “home” using spyware blockers and firewall software, but if it remains on your computer, it continues to run and use valuable resources.