Description of Network Essentials :
Network Essentials comes bundled with the spyware Downloadware. It monitors your surfing habits and other web statistics using web bugs, small 1x1 pixel-sized images that are used to monitor web surfers through a site. The information will be used to serve you targeted pop-up ads that theoretically cater to your interests.
Recommendation for Network Essentials :
It is highly recommended that this application be removed. Non-removal of this application will expose you to unscrupulous advertisers who will constantly send you numerous unsolicited ads.
Browser Hijacker: No
Commercial Keylogger: No
Remote Administration Tool: No
Company Name: SmartPops.com
Methods of Distribution: This spyware is bundled with the DownloadWare program.
Release Date: 2002