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Spyware Fix in Three Easy and Effective Steps

May 31, 2008
Spyware fix is not really a choice for us, but rather a requirement due to the number of cyber thieves injecting infectious files onto our computers.

Some of the spyware is used to track our online behaviors and others are intended to be destructive and annoying. No matter what the intention, our only hope of keeping up with the threats is to consistently complete a spyware fix process on a continual basis. From surfing to free downloads, it does not take long before our computer performance is decreased and we are getting redirected to websites we did not request.

If you have slow computer problems, consistent pop-ups with ads, or crashing or freezing computer issues, you are in need of a solid spyware fix.

The steps below will guide you forward to get spyware removed and will help you get your computer operating at peak capacity again.

Step One: List any symptoms or problems you have observed on your computer

Some of the signs of the presence of spyware, adware, and malware include files opening randomly, annoying toolbars and pop-ups are loaded without your request, keyloggers tracking your personal details through your keystrokes (identity theft), your computer has browser hijackers and you are redirected to sites you did not want, your PC is no stable leading to crashes and freezes, or your system settings are being changed without your request.

The list above will get your started. Make sure to list when and how the problems occur (if you know). The purpose of this step is to give us a foundational list to compare to after the spyware fix is complete.

Step Two: Locate a Quality Spyware Fix Product and Do a Free Scan

The top spyware and adware software products will detect and remove spyware, adware, malware, keyloggers, browser hijackers, Trojans, worms, and pop-up generators. The key is locating one with these features, and most quality programs offer a free scan so you can check for errors without having to pay (until the repair phase).

Once errors are found, a scan display screen will come up that will show the threat name, severity level, a basic description of the threat, and will have a link to more information about the threat. You can choose which to keep and which to rid of. Be careful to save the files that have a familiar name (related to files you use often).

It is good decision to get your mindset off free software. Most free software programs get your permission to inject additional spyware and adware by your consent through the EULA (End User License Agreement). Many people do not take time to read EULA provisions and end up agreeing to have adware installed on their PC that can monitor their web behaviors. In other words, free is not always free.

Step Three: Invest in the Repair Function of the Same Software

To conduct the spyware fix, the only remaining main step is to run the repair function of the software that just did the scan. This is an easy process but does require payment. The payment will get you a one year license so you will have ongoing protection. The repair portion of the process is extremely fast since all of the hard work has already been done.

You can decide from the scan results whether or not you want to make the purchase, but as mentioned, ongoing protection is a must on computers as part of your annual operating plan. There are simply too many threats added daily to avoid ongoing spyware fix steps.

After completing the repair on your computer, ensure that you have your settings in the software set up to scan at regular intervals at times that work for you. In addition, be sure to limit your exposure to websites that may inject more spyware and adware into your system. Especially avoid free downloads that could compromise your system.

To complete the entire process, reboot your PC for the changes to be applied. After the repair and restart of your computer, compare your results to the list you originally created.

If there are still symptoms, try another scan and repair round or get a quality registry repair software as another level of protection for your system as the Windows registry is like the brain center of your computer for files and user preferences and can become bloated and causes problems with performance. Spyware fix software and registry software together will create a great level of protection and is well worth the investment.
About the Author
Daryl Moore specializes in reviews on anti spyware and adware software and writes straight forward reviews of top products at www.solutions-to-remove-spyware.com. Complete details on the top product reviewed, Xoftspyse, can be found at www.xoftspyse-facts.com
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