5 minutes tutorial: to Protect Your PC From Spyware

by admin on March 1, 2009 · 1 comment

in PC security

Spyware is any application that collects information about your computer activities and then sends that information to another individual or company without your knowledge or permission.

Spyware comes in many flavors including:

Adware
Adware is advertising-supported software that displays pop-up advertisements whenever the program is running.

Adware Cookies
Cookies are pieces of information that are generated by a web server and stored on your computer for future access.

System Monitors/Key loggers
System monitors are applications, most likely a virus, designed to monitor computer activity to various degrees. These programs can capture virtually everything you do on your computer including recording all keystrokes, emails, chat room dialogue, web sites visited, and programs run.

Trojan Horses
Trojans are malicious programs (or viruses). Trojans are designed to cause loss or theft of computer data, and to destroy your system.

 

How to protect yourself

Anti-Spyware Scanners
Once spyware has been installed on your computer it can be difficult to remove manually.

Spybot

This free anti spyware has long been used against comprehensive database of adware and other system invaders. Scan you system with Spybot. The scan results will be available in an organized tree. So you can sort out the unwanted items and delete.

Run Spybot – Search and Destroy to find the location of any spyware

Copy down the locations of the files

Disable the system restore and reboot in Safemode

Run the Spybot again. Reboot normally

Download

Spyware Doctor

This is another spyware/adware specialist available for free. It can detect and cleans thousands of potential spyware, ad ware,  spy ware cookies and spybots from your PC.

Spyware Doctor is equipped with advanced IntelliGuard technology that offers alert for true Spyware detection. It an important feature that doesn’t generate cryptic questions every time you install software, add a site to your favorites or change your PC settings.

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1 Merlin55 October 22, 2009 at 9:44 am

This is an appalling state of affairs. ,

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