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Spyware is Not Like a Nosy Neighbor


Remember the television show about the nosy neighbor Mrs. Kravitzalways peeking out her window or over the fence, sometimes evenknocking on the door just to find out what was going on in herneighborhood? If you don't wait a month or so and the DVD orthe movie will be out. Let's move on.

Spyware is not anything like Mrs. Kravitz, it won't knock on thedoor and ask permission to be downloaded to your computer andlook at your personal files. It will slip onto your computer withoutyou knowing what's going on while you browse the Internet, checkyour email or just leave your computer connected to the broadbandconnection. Don't go yanking that Internet connection yet, there isan easier way to prevent this from happening.

Understand that spyware is just that - software spying on your computerwithout permission and without your knowledge. Unfortunately foreveryone a lot of people are using it and try to jsutify that it's okay.I just want to know that if it's okay, them why don't you just ask meto tell you - no I don't want my information, shopping habits, sites I'vesearched for information or anything else on my computer being sentto you to use anyway you see fit. I have a problem with that and so doesthe rest of the world, which is one of the reasons why spyware exists.

The other reason this creepy piece of hackerware exists is because ofobsessed people who like to figure out ways to break into people'scomputer and broadcast their info to millions. Now because this hackerwarekeeps constantly changing not just any piece-meal solution can protect yourcomputers. Every computer needs to be protected from this menace and toget the best protect we recommend STOPzilla - look at what it does: activePopup killer, active Spyware killer, active Adware killer, active Cookie killer,active History killer, and active Hi-Jack killer. And for all those who it hasn'thappened to yet, a Hi-Jack is when the browser's settings are altered by atrojan without the user's knowledge or consent.

Browser hi-jack software also changes your home page, search page, addswebsites with objectionable content, and record web history to transmitpersonal information back to what I refer to as a black hole. STOPzillakills all the above and works 24/7 including updating itself to keep upwith the ever changing hackerware.

Since you don't want any of these things to happen with your computersave yourself the time and energy and get STOPzilla, right now.

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