Q

  • Proctorio seems like malware or spyware. How is it different?

A

  • Spyware indicates that the program is secretly stealing information from the owner of the device without the user knowing. Proctorio makes the user fully aware of what permissions are required to access the test before entering the test. Their program only runs during a test and runs as a Google Chrome extension, so it runs within a sandbox and is limited in its access to the user’s personal computer.