BigBrother Software, Not all Spyware is installed without the users consent.
Usually when you think of Spyware or Viruses, you think of it getting onto your system without you knowing. However, this isn't always the case. One thing you also need to look out for is software that is legally sold that can be installed by someone to spy on you. Take IamBigBrother Spy Software for instance. This software is sold specifically for that purpose. It has a keyboard monitor, MSN messenger monitor, Yahoo monitor, e-mail monitor, etc etc etc. It basically logs everything that is done on the computer. Their website is aimed towards parents who want to use this software to make sure their children aren't doing anything harmful online. Is it okay for parents to use software like this without telling their children? That's a whole debate in itself which I won't get into. But just remember, nothing is stopping someone from using this software to spy on a spouse or a friend. The good news though is that most Spyware removers (such as Spybot Search & Destroy) will find these programs. Yet another reason to keep Anti-Spyware programs on your computer.