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Spyware 101

Aug 17, 2007
Spyware, also known as:
-Adware
-Malware
-Badware

Can do many things to harm your online experience. Using a program to combat this program is as important as installing Antivirus software on your computer. In a world full of computer jargon, it can be confusing, especially to someone who knows little technically but wants to surf safely.

Spyware can do many things to negatively affect your computer's performance and expose you to huge risks with your personal information. Anyone who shops online, downloads music or movies, chats in instant messaging or does internet banking and even just simply surfs the information highway needs to arm themselves against Spyware.

Spyware is a huge problem that Internet users in both the corporate and residential markets face today. It's something that is running rampant through the Internet and causing fraudulent activities. Spyware publishers may be selling your information, stealing your information for their own gain or trying to lure you into buying their products or clicking on their advertisements.

Spyware can do things such as:
-Reset your homepage and links
-Send out your personal computer activities
-Send out files from your hard drive
-Send out every keystroke you type to someone
-Pull personal data such as credit card information, passwords and pin numbers
-Steal files from your computer such as photographs and personal documents or software packages
-Flood your computer with advertisements including pornographic images
-Take partial or complete control over your computer which can do things over the internet you're not aware of and could be illegal activity with your fingerprint (ip address) all over it
-Slow down your computer and performance
-Steal personal information to commit identity theft

If you suspect that your computer might be infected with Spyware, you need to do something straight away. Running a program can help your computer get back to peak performance and eradicate any spyware, adware or malware files and all malicious threats.

Not all Spyware programs are created equal. You want to ensure when you install something to combat this problem that it will not only get rid of all the existing problems on your personal computer but that it will prevent you from becoming re-infected. The program you use should offer updates and combat new problems. New Spyware programs are released all the time and leaving your system vulnerable without these tools is like running a computer without Antivirus or even as dangerous as leaving your purse or wallet unattended in a public place.
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