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What is the Best Anti-Spyware For My Computer

Feb 10, 2008
Spyware programs are a rapidly growing threat in computer security. These programs are essentially worm type viruses that copy themselves onto your computer without your consent, and the copied programs are designed to allow a hacker to access to your computer from a remote terminal. So you ask, what is the most effective or best anti-spyware for my computer?

The threats to your security are many, ranging from small, relatively harmless things like allowing a program to bypass your firewall security protocols and flooding your computer with useless and unsolicited advertisements, to more dangerous things like allowing a hacker to access your personal information, or even to gain actual control your PC from a remote terminal.

There are dozens of anti spyware programs available over the internet. When looking for one to buy, here are the factors you should definitely consider when making your choice:

* Buy Anti Spyware Software - it is a truism that there are no free lunches. While there are fairly good free, downloadable programs available, studies and consumer feedback show that the most comprehensive packages are the ones being marketed by major companies for consumer purchase. Try to obtain ones from a company that you have heard of and trust. Also, some of the more devious types of computer bugs actually disguise themselves as free anti-spyware programs. These WILL block out the attempts of OTHER real programs, but will themselves be accessing your terminal

* Compatibility Issues - when buying an anti spyware program, check consumer reviews for it first; make sure that the program is completely compatible with all of the other major programs that you're using on your computer. A compatibility issue is more than just a matter of convenience, since some spyware programs can use the incompatible programs as a back door to avoid the anti spyware's detection and access your computer.

* Periodic Updates - find a provider for your anti-spyware program that periodically updates it's services to keep up with the latest technology, and offers you the ability to download these updates. Hackers are continually working to modify their programs and finding new measures to bypass known countermeasures. Therefore, what works today may not defend against next week's virus's and bugs programs, unless you keep your security program up to date.

* Added Security Programs - aside from spyware, packages are available that feature anti virus systems, firewalls, and anti adware programs. Even if you already have similar existing security programs installed on your computer, two security systems work better than one. As stated earlier, just make sure that the two programs are compatible with each other.

So if a anti-spyware product can address your needs above, then make sure that it has the endorsements of reputable computer and technology review type companies such as CNET. And finally, the price has to be just right!
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