Many associate the word Spyware with spies snooping around in the shadows on a rainy day, and while that’s not quite how it goes, there’s actually something to be said. Spyware is a unified classification of a wide variety of programs that everyone wants to access your computer and thus personal data. The vast majority of people discover that they have got Spyware by the fact that their computer starts to become slower, strange pop-ups or toolbars in their browser and not least the presence of unwanted programs that you have not installed yourself. This type of Spyware also often uses keyloggers that can intercept personal and otherwise secure passwords, and thus the owner of the program actually has access to your most confidential information. This data is often sold to other shady companies without the user even realizing this. You can read more about Spyware on Wikipedia.
What do you do then?
Many people often use an antivirus to protect their computer and files, believing that they are immediately safe from Spyware-this is unfortunately a very common misconception. Spyware is specifically designed to bypass the most common antivirus programs, and it is therefore important that you protect yourself with an actual Antispyware program like f.ex. Anti Explorator.
These types of programs can quickly scan, locate and eliminate Spyware that you may have on your computer. You can free download and try Anti Explorator on your computer. After conducting a scan, the program will give you an overview of infected files and other threats. In the free version you have to manually remove these, in the purchase version the program can do it for you, with one click. If you are technically capable you can handle it yourself, but if you are not so technically brought, it can be money well spent.
You can also secure yourself going forward by only downloading files online from places you trust. It can f.ex. be trustworthy sites like Microsoft, Adobe, Java el. like. In addition to this, we advise you to pay extra attention to pages where you need to enter personal information to participate in competitions or pages that generally seem untrustworthy.
Do you use the internet a lot, and you often download various programs, files, music, etc., at some point you will encounter Spyware. However, you can get ongoing protection by using Antispyware programs like the aforementioned Anti Explorator. These programs in the vast majority of cases provide constant protection, and basically scan your computer every time you start it.
What is Spyware and how does it affect my computer?
Many associate the word Spyware with spies snooping around in the shadows on a rainy day, and while that’s not quite how it goes on, there’s actually something…
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Written d. 31 mar 2016-No comments