Muhammad Usman Rashid; Balakrishna Garapati MCS-2009:6, pp. 44. COM/School of Computing, 2009.
Spyware is a threat to Internet users because it
may obtain valuable information from the users’
machines without their consent. The existing anti-
spyware techniques are not found to be accurate
enough in the prevention or detection of spyware.
According to the law in many countries, vendors
are bound to mention any inclusion of spyware in
the End User License Agreement (EULA) of the
associated software. Moreover, this agreement
must be accepted by the user to have the software
installed on the user machine. Thus, if the user
accepts the agreement without reading it, he or she
will unknowingly accept all the regulations
mentioned in the EULA. Consequently, this study
emphasizes that the EULA can be used to classify
the software as spyware or legitimate by using data
mining algorithms. We validate our approach by
implementing an application and compare it with
existing EULA analysis tools.
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