The Top Symptoms Of Spyware On Your
Firstly, it is very important that
you understand the difference between viruses and spyware
because they are completely different.
I will define them below, but an anti-virus
product will not deal with spyware issues and therefore
it must be tackled seperately.
Let me go through both:
A virus spreads malicious software
from computer to computer which can cause disastrous
effects to your system.
They can be caught through downloading
files, receiving emails, floppy disks, USB's, CD's etc.
These viruses can only be removed
effectively using Anti-Virus software, which your computer
comes with when first purchased. (I talk more about
this on Day 5 of my course - sign up above if you're
Spyware is unwanted software which
collects information about you without you knowing.
It's caught through regular use of the internet.
The spyware itself can monitor your
keystrokes, scan files on the hard drive, install other
spyware programs and gather information about your email
addresses, passwords and credit card numbers.
Spyware cannot be removed with an
Anti-Virus product because the software see's spyware
as a 'safe and trustworthy file' due to being programmed
to only detect viruses.
For this reason, Anti-Spyware software
was produced to get rid of the spyware. If both types
of software are used together, you can enjoy a bug-free
and speedy computer.
You might be thinking to yourself
though, how do I know if I have spyware problems?
Below are detectable symptoms
- Your PC Runs Slower Than Normal
- You are Bombarded With Annoying Pop-Up Ads
- New Toolbars Have Been Added To Your Web Browser
- Unknown Programs / Icons / Desktop Shortcuts Have
Been Installed On Your Computer
- For Unknown Reasons, Your PC Will Crash & Literally
Have A Mind of Its Own!
If you have noticed any of these criteria
above, I strongly suggest you look into solving the
problem as soon as possible.
In order to solve the problem the
quickest and most efficient way is to use a spyware
Basically, these products will scan
your entire PC for you, checking every single area in
the search for spyware and adware infections. If they
find any, you have the option of either quarantining
the infection or deleting it completely. The only reason
someone would quarantine an infection over deleting
it is because it may be a file that your computer needs
(ie the antispyware product *may* make a mistake, but
this is very unlikely).
Be warned though, make sure that you
choose a reliable spyware removal software product,
because there are many out there that simply do not
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