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A Basic Introduction To Spyware


Spyware is the most troublesome software to appear on theInternet in recent times. When spyware infects a computersystem, it may be relatively harmless or it may bedevastating.

Spyware like coolwebsearch and new.net are capable ofparalyzing a computer system. Laws to regulate spyware arepending in many states and may take years to enforce.

What Is Spyware?

Spyware is any software that collects information aboutcomputer usage and/or the computer user. It is installed onone computer and sends information to another computer.Some spywares like the Weather Bug, Bear Share and Kazaaare knowingly downloaded and installed by users. Otherspyware is installed without the knowledge or permission ofthe user.

How Does Spyware Affect A Computer?

Symptoms of spyware infection includes:

* Very slow system performance while browsing the Internet.* Your homepage changing mysteriously on its own.* Excessive appearance of pop-ups, on sites likes Google,Yahoo and MSN, which don't use them.* You can only get your browser to visit sites, which aretrying to dupe you into buying spy ware removal software.

Many spyware detection and elimination programs are easilyavailable for free on the Internet.

How Does One Deal With Spyware?

There are many tools and catalogues available to deal withspyware. One of these tools is Spybot Search and Destroy.It scans computers for spyware and harmful programs. Itshows a list of problem areas to the user and allows him todelete any or all of them.

A user can leave legitimate programs installed by him.These may include peer-to-peer file sharing software orsoftware installed to monitor the on-line activities ofchildren.

A Comprehensive Solution

It may be a good idea for most computer owners to get acomprehensive PC security solution as a bundle. Norton andMcAfee, now offer a complete security suite consisting ofanti-virus, personal firewall, anti-spam and privacyofferings, and anti-spy ware.

They are quite easy to install and allow parents to monitorchildren who use the computer. There are many threats onthe Internet, from which these suites can protect yourcomputer.

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