Many purveyors of this type of software do not like the terms 'Spyware' or
'Foistware' or any other name that has a bad connotation. They go to
great lengths to claim that they are not. Some have made efforts to
minimize the perception of personal intrusion. If any of the programs
listed here do not fall under the umbrella of our discussion, PC Voyage
will gladly remove their name, providing their T&C statements clearly explain
what they do, and that there is no manipulation of personal data or substitution
of someone else's code.
You are encouraged to find out for yourselves. If you need further information on any of the listed programs, go to their web site, but take the time to do a Search using the program name plus the word 'spyware'. For example, trickler spyware. You'll be very surprised about what you find!