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List of Five Threats From Spyware

Aug 17, 2007
To keep with the trend of modern living you must have three to four credit cards, an I-pod, a computer (laptop would be better), the sleekest mobile set and the smartest car in the town. The latest gadgets to groom up you with confidence and style is a great idea but you must also know what to do if you face troubles with them. I think it would be better if you were also aware about the problem makers because latest trend also comprise of an updated knowledge about the things you use. Won't you agree with me?

Here we will restrict our discussion to the computer system or in broader terms the networking system that has become most evident to shape our lifestyle. Spyware is one of the dangerous threats to all of us who use the computer system and the Internet for some or the other purpose.

Among the different types of infection the spyware can cause to your computer system here is the list of the top five.

1. Gator
2. PurtyScan
3. n-case
4. Transponder
5. Internet optimizer

Gator

Gator is primarily an adware. The gator is devised with those options that it can collect the nitty-gritty of your browsing habits. It will try to record what are the sites you frequently visit and in that way plan to move inside your system. Once the gator is confident in reading your surfing habits it will allow the banners and the pop up ads come on your screen and at some point will slowly slip inside.

PurtyScan

PurtyScan offers itself as an ad with some purification motif. You can never make out what's the real motif behind such claims. PurtyScan will come in to remove the pornographic elements in your system and will take you into confidence that you can remove it after its task gets over. Once you accept this proposal you actually invite the spyware in the name of PurtyScan. It can be devious to that extent.

n-Case

Innumerable number of pop up ads carrying the adware or the spyware is introduced to your system through the n-Case.

Transponder

Transponder is also an observer alike the gator. It also tries to keep watch on your online habits and then sends the spyware to your system.

Internet optimizer

It is sort of a malware. It plays the trick by surrounding your home. In the web language the Internet optimizer directly hits your home page and then drives you towards its web page. Once you are driven, the website containing the spyware automatically gets downloaded and you can at time do nothing about it.
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