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How does Spyware Get onto Your Computer?

How does Spyware Get onto Your Computer?

In most cases, spyware gets onto your computer because you have installed it unknowingly. This is how it works: when you find some sort of free program or file online, you download it and it comes bundled together with spyware. This is also the case with shareware. For spyware creators like Claria, which is the…

What Damage Can Spyware Do?

What Damage Can Spyware Do?

What Damage Can Spyware Do? Bombards You with Advertisements  Spyware is known for displaying advertisements, usually in the form of pop-ups. Each spyware software program works a bit differently with its advertising. Some display ads every couple of minutes, for example, while others will display every time you open a new browser window. The newest…

Can I Just Ignore Spyware?

Can I Just Ignore Spyware?

Because spyware doesn’t progressively destroy a computer’s functioning like viruses and worms do, it may be possible to simply ignore the fact that your computer is infected. Many people figure that it is better to simply keep closing all those annoying pop-up ads rather than bother with antispyware software, some of which can be very…

Spyware, Viruses, Worms ..

Spyware, Viruses, Worms ..

Today, there are an incalculable number of “health” problems that a computer can be at risk for. Generally, these risks can be broken down into spyware, viruses and worms. It is easy to confuse these different types of computer problems because they have many similarities. Spyware, viruses and worms all get onto a user’s computer…

Difference between Spyware and Adware

Difference between Spyware and Adware

The terms spyware and adware are often used interchangeably. Both of these terms are used to describe software which can display advertisements. However, there is one major difference between these two: spyware gets onto the user’s computer through illicit means. With adware, the user agrees to have the adware program installed in exchange for something…

Identifying A Dangerous Website

Identifying A Dangerous Website

Being weary of opening just any site would be a good practice to incorporate into the browsing exercise whenever one is participating in online activities. However, curiosity tends to get the best of the individual and the attraction to indulge in opening the site becomes just too much to resist. In the event of this…

Tips For Protecting Your Computer From Viruses

Tips For Protecting Your Computer From Viruses

In order to use the computer system without having to constantly contend with glitches cause predominantly by viruses, the user will have to ensure adequate measures are taken to protect the computer system from possible virus invasion. The following are some practical and easy ways to help the user keep the treat of viruses at…

Firewalls

Firewalls

Having a system in place does not necessarily mean all the possibilities of a virus invasion is taken care of effectively and consistently. It simply means for that particular period the chances of a virus invasion is minimized but over time this will not be as effective as when it was first installed. Therefore it…

Deleting The Virus Manually

Deleting The Virus Manually

Though rather difficult in some cases, it is not altogether impossible to find ways to counter act the negativity of a virus invasion. There are several ways that can be easily adopted to help in manually deleting viruses. Identifying and understanding the particular virus that has taken root in the user’s computer system will help…

Removing The Virus Automatically

Removing The Virus Automatically

Having to deal with virus invasions is part of everyday computer system usage. It is almost impossible to eradicate the problem completely but the good news is, this it is certainly controllable. The user will have to explore all the various antivirus applications available to identify one that is most suitable for the current needs…