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|Alias:||Apropo, PeopleOnPage, contextplus, Porad, Envolo,|
It collects information on Internet usage and the applications installed in the computer and sends it to Internet advertising companies.
|First detected on:||March 8, 2004|
|Detection updated on:||Oct. 31, 2007|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Apropos is a spyware, which are computer applications that collect information about users browsing activity, preferences and interests. The data collected is sent to the creator of the application or third-parties, either directly or after being stored on the computer.
Spyware can be installed with the user consent and awareness, but sometimes it is not. The same happens with the knowledge or lack of knowledge regarding data collected and the way it is used.