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What is Bots

Bot has two different meaning.

The first is a program that automatically collects information from the World Wide Web. Although most bots are useful, some bots search for email addresses to send spam to.

The second is a computer that has been infected by a virus or taken over by a hacker to send spam or attack other computers.

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