Sunday, 14 March 2010

Are You Afraid of SPYWARE?



Are You Afraid of SPYWARE?

So what is Spyware really all about? The following thing includes some fascinating information about Spyware--info you can use, not just the old stuff they used to tell you.



The information about Spyware presented here will do one of two things: either it will reinforce what you know about Spyware or it will teach you something new. Both are good outcomes.


You're reading this post, that means your computer is connecting to the Internet. When your computer is connecting to the Internet, your computer may be attacked by SPYWARE!

Talking about SPYWARE, you may want to know more about it...please read more to find out...

What Is Spyware?

Spyware is any software that collects information about
computer usage and/or the computer user. It is installed on
one computer and sends information to another computer.
Some spywares like the Weather Bug, Bear Share and Kazaa
are knowingly downloaded and installed by users. Other
spyware is installed without the knowledge or permission of
the user.

Spyware is the most troublesome software to appear on the
Internet in recent times. When spyware infects a computer
system, it may be relatively harmless or it may be
devastating.

Spyware like coolwebsearch and new.net are capable of
paralyzing a computer system. Laws to regulate spyware are
pending in many states and may take years to enforce.

How Can the SPYWARE Attacked Your Computer?

The following is the Symptoms of Spyware infection:

* You feel that your computer is very slow with system performance while browsing the Internet.
* Sometimes, while you are browsing web, the homepage changing mysteriously on its own.
* You also see the excessive appearance of pop-ups, on sites likes Google, Yahoo and MSN, which don't use them.
* Moreover, it can lead you to visit sites, which are
trying to dupe you into purchaseing spy ware removal software.

Well, you should know that many spyware detection and elimination programs are easily available for free on the Internet.

How to Deal With the Spyware?

As you already know, there are many tools and catalogues available to deal with the Spyware. One of these tools is Spybot Search and Destroy. It can scan your computer for spyware and harmful programs. It shows a list of problem areas to the user and allows you to delete any or all of them.

A user can leave legitimate programs installed by him.
These may include peer-to-peer file sharing software or
software installed to monitor the on-line activities of
children.

The Solution

It may be a good idea for most computer owners to get a
comprehensive PC security solution as a bundle. Norton and
McAfee, now offer a complete security suite consisting of
anti-virus, personal firewall, anti-spam and privacy
offerings, and anti-spy ware.

They are quite easy to install and allow parents to monitor
children who use the computer. There are many threats on
the Internet, from which these suites can protect your
computer.

For me, I use SPYWARE Doctor to scan Spyware on my computer.
You can download here: http://www.pctools.com/spyware-doctor/

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