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Greedy Spyware Makers Rack in the Dough!!

Aug 17, 2007
You may have heard about Spyware or Adware and even had the unfortunate experience of dealing with it on your own computer. How do the makers of this software benefit?

Do they simply get satisfaction or bragging rights by creating these malicious programs to slow down people's computers and fill them with advertisements? Well, the answer is that the black market can definitely benefit from receiving your private information and trying to trick you into clicking on their advertisements.

Spyware publishers might be individuals that have signed up under affiliate marketing programs with various companies who share commission with those who bring them referrals, leads or even simple page impressions on their website. Individuals can set up entire websites filled with advertisements to help them earn a living through these marketing programs. Some honest marketers make very decent livings with these websites. Unfortunately, some dishonest marketers also make a lot of money this way. Some of these individuals try to force you or trick you into helping them earn money by hijacking your homepage with theirs and hoping you click on their advertisements.

Spyware publishers can also benefit by reporting your web surfing habits and sending them to marketing companies who will spam you with information they believe you are interested in. This is a very common practice and something that occurs to people often without their knowledge via a slowdown on their computer. What these people don't realize is that in the background, their surfing habits are being logged and sent out to a third party.

Other malicious Spyware makers could be trying to steal your credit card or banking information and even your passwords to other websites. Identity theft is a big problem today. People who shop online or do online banking should keep a close eye on their credit report for any anomalies. Your information could be stolen and someone out there could obtain credit cards in your name or be working under your social insurance or social security number. The potential for identity theft from online shoppers is huge and people need to protect themselves.

The best way to protect yourself online is to install a Spyware program that erases the existing spyware programs from your computer and also protects you against new threats. Get a program offers a free trial so you can see what's going on in your system and once you purchase it, it protects your computer for a year with definition updates and many features to help keep your system at peak efficiency and help keep your information private.
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Total Innovations, Inc. specializes in developing award winning software programs designed to solve computer users needs. The spyware removal software, www.emailspy.com & www.folderhider.com are a few of the most recent. See full details at: http://www.spyblaster.com
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