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Vangie Beal
Last Updated May 24, 2021 7:44 am

Programs that network users download and install on their computers usually without permission from or knowledge of the IT department. While some greynet applications are often useful (for example, instant messaging, streaming media and RSS software, peer-to-peer file sharing, peer-to-peer collaboration and proxy applications), they can also include or malicious programs (such as spyware).