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Protective Steps Against Spyware

Aug 17, 2007
You were not aware of spyware even a decade ago. For the first time you might have seen the spyware as a free software game coming up in the news. This was sometime around 1999 and the news read out that beware of spyware and it is specifically a spy in the form of software loaded with the game you know as "Elf Bowling".

Widespread threat

Again a couple of years ago around 2005 the spyware became the reason of a massive threat to all computer users and total cyber world was put at stake. This was the time period when more than 80 percent Internet users had become the victim of the spyware software.

The widespread of spyware became a nightmare that anytime your personal documents might get leaked and create a bulk of problems for you. Now as all other systems when there is a problem a counter-system is also created to stop the problem. With the coming up of spyware, an anti-spyware device was also created.

The anti-spyware basically became the third object in the whole process of countering the actions of the spyware. Try to understand the formulation of the attack and the counter-attack in a stepwise sequence. The spyware is always in the search of an option to penetrate into your operating system. So it is very swift in its target and it tries to keep a track of your user habits.

Now to counter such an efficient target you need a much more efficient software to wipe it out. Hence the anti-software will have to keep an eye always on the activities of the user as well as on those things that can do harm to the user. In this strict checking process when the spyware come in its way it will spread the signal to the user so that the entry of the spyware can be prohibited within time.

The four-step formula

The spyware counter system is devised in a four-step formula.

- You must update your system on a regular basis. The updating helps you to know what's in and what's getting out of your system. Moreover the configuration the operating system remains transparent to you.
- Always install an anti virus software but do remember to update it from time-to-time.
- Two types of counter software have become must and you too should install them in your computer - the firewall and the anti-spyware.

Apply this four-step formula and you can protect your computer system from the major harmful attacks.
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