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? 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?

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 ..

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

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…

Differences 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…