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How To Protect Your Computer From Spyware And Adware

Aug 17, 2007
Spyware and Adware viruses have rapidly become the number one threat to your computer with a report sighting over 90% of computers being already infected. These include "Popup Ads", "Trojans", "Worms", Web Bugs, Monitoring Software and more.

The typical Spyware and adware are malicious softwares that enter your computer without your knowledge and pass on your private information to their developers or others. The softwares are supported by advertising that enables their owner to spy on your computer Internet activities.

They gather information regarding your web surfing behavior and pass it to their owners. They are considered harmful in comparison to adware, as it records your Internet history, password and keystrokes. In order to reduce the threats that these softwares pose on your computer, let us discuss how to protect your computer from spyware and adware.

Protection Against Spyware and Adware
*You should use firewall to protect your computer against spyware and hackers. If you have a direct Internet connection, it would be harmful to your computer without running a firewall.
*You should install a remover software and check for its updates every week. This reduces the threats against spyware.
*You should be cautious while downloading music or freeware software. You should read the agreement carefully before downloading, as some spyware applications require permission to install.
*You may use Mozilla Firefox browser instead of Internet explorer, as the former is less vulnerable to adware and spyware.
*Your computer may get adware and spyware from the sites you browse, so be careful.
*Eliminating the software from your hard drive is another option for the protection of your computer. It also improves the speed of your computer as the software clutters annoying programs in your hard disk.
*You should install an anti virus program and update it periodically.
*Do not open attachments without performing a virus test.

Importance of Detecting and Removing Adware and Spyware
It is essential to detect and remove these software, as these malicious softwares reduce the performance of your computer. Your privacy is also compromised due to the presence of Spyware, as it can record your personal information which can then be used maliciously if it falls into the wrong hands. Presence of adware would lead to annoying pops ups. It may also change your home page.

So, what are you waiting for, go and get anti-spyware software installed on your computer today to reduce the threats of adware and spyware softwares.
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Terence Young - For more information on spyware and adware visit: http://www.spywareremovalsoft.com/
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