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Why We all Must Remove Spyware

Apr 15, 2008
Spyware is one of those programs that can cause havoc on your computer and your personal life. It has never been easier for potential thieves to gain access to personal bank accounts, passwords and credit card information from the comfort there home. But that's not all; syware can completely destroy your computer in the process and has now happened to me on three occasions. This article will out line the types of software you will need to combat spyware and protect your computer and your personal information while surfing online.

Ok explain what spyware is?

If you are not computer savvy well spyware is a specially designed piece of software that will collect surfing habits and personal information once it has entered your PC. There are also certain types of spyware that can remain hidden in your computer until the owner of the program has given the command to activate. Once the command has been given you will start experiencing symptoms like pop ups appearing while not connected to the internet, computer running slow and not being able to connect to your usual home page to name a few. If this is the case well the chances are you are infected with some type of spyware.

What to do if I'm infected?

Well the very first thing you should do is get yourself some spyware removal software to detect any spyware present on your computer. Now if you don't have the cash to spend at presant then there are a number of free programs available. Two that come to mind are Ad aware and Spy bot search and destroy. Just remember these are free programs and tend to leave some spyware behind. So please get yourself a paid software tool once you have some money as I have found they do a far better scan. But just use the two mentioned above for now and clean out you system.

Ok you now have a spyware free computer lets look at additional software to protect you even further.

Pop Up Blockers

Pop up blockers are a vital piece of software in preventing spware from entering your computer. Why is that? Let me explain. I'm sure you have come across pop ups while surfing the net, but one of the things i think people don't understand is they can be used as another tool to gain entry to your computer and plant spyware. You see once it appears on the web page your are surfing generally people think that pushing the X button closes the pop up and that's the end of it. But trust me that is not all ways the case. The X button can be changed to OK or Download with out you even knowing about it. While it stills looks like the close button you are actually giving the program permission to download. It will then proceed to plant spyware on your PC. In the event of this happening the best course of action to take is to log of the net immediately before the download completes. So you can see why blocking the pop up in the first place will prevent spyware from entering you computer. There are free pop up blockers available so get one installed immediately.


This type of software is a must and if you don't have some type of anti-virus on your computer then you really are a sitting duck just waiting to be picked off. Anti-virus software will detect any Trojans, worms and key loggers trying to get into your system when you download a certain program or product. You can also scan any e-mails you receive from an unknown sender. But the best thing to do is just delete any mail from your inbox that your not expecting or don't know who its from.

Register Cleaners

This a great little piece of software for cleaning up any un-used files that may be left behind from any spyware and software programs you may have recently removed. I love it and you would be surprised what gets left behind. This will clean out your cache, temporary Internet files and browser history also so it makes sense to get one installed. This will speed up your computer considerably and make surfing the net very fast.

Install a Firewall

Firewalls are extremely important!! A firewall is designed to protect you from hackers trying to access to your PC. If you have an opening in your system, well hackers will find it and can then find and do anything they like. Believe me hackers are very good at what they do. If you don't currently have anything on your system there interested in they will simply plant some spyware designed to stay hidden until you connect to a website of there choice. Usually websites like banks or where you are required to enter credit card details and personal info. The spyware will then activate itself and send all this information back to the hacker. This is the worst-case scenario and will result in identity theft!!

Ok if you install all these types of software programs on your computer your personal info and Pc should be pretty safe. There are new types of spyware hitting the Internet every day so just make sure to update the software at least once a week.
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