Driver Detective is a software application for PCs that can be downloaded and used to find the right drivers for certain aspects of a system's hardware. The application also includes spyware that is installed with the program. This is not the malicious type of spyware and the user is informed of its presence.
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Driver Detective Spyware
Before installing Driver Detective, the application includes a privacy notice that the user must check "Yes" to acknowledge before the installation process proceeds. The privacy notice includes information on the data collected and sent over the Internet, or basically how the spyware aspect of Driver Detective functions.
Spyware is software that, once installed on a computer system, has the ability to take information on the computer and transmit it in the background through the Internet. Usually spyware is used to obtain information such as a person's Internet search history -- or it may be used to spam online products.
There are a number of different tools that can be used to remove Driver Detective and other programs containing spyware such as CCleaner. Many of these spyware removal tools can be obtained for free and used to wipe a system clean of the specified applications.
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