War Against Spyware

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Spyware can be a category of malicious software that secretly obtains information about your personal computer user's and sends it to some vacation devoid of the user's consent.

Protect Your Computer From Virus

For example, some spyware running with an infected computer can get the user's banking accounts number when internet banking, user's account information when online stock trading and the user's plastic card number when you shop online.

No computer user is 100% safe from spyware, however it is primarily a concern for users of Microsoft Windows operating systems. The safest bet to avoid being a victim of spyware is to apply another solution OS like Linux or Mac OS X, you can definitely that you are unable or unwilling end Windows, there are numerous actions you can take to safeguard yourself.

Ditch Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer have a technology called ActiveX that enables malicious websites to put in software for the browser's computer minus the user's consent, this ability is a huge boon for spyware writers and distributors. Alternative browsers include Firefox and Opera.

Ditch Outlook Express

Outlook express contains several security vulnerabilities spyware distributors use to contaminate computers. As opposed to Outlook express you should use a web-based email system like Gmail or Yahoo mail, or install an alternate email client like Thunderbird.

Install Anti-Spyware Software

There are a few tools that will scan your personal computer and detect and take away spyware. Some of the most popular ones include Spy bot-Search and Destroy and Ad-Aware.

Use a Firewall

Hardware firewalls can be had for the reasonable price these days, most routers (both wired and wireless) provide firewalls along with their primary reason for allowing multiple computers to express broadband internet connection. Software firewalls might be attached to Windows computers besides.


While nobody seemingly safe from spyware, by subtracting these simple measures risking potential getting infected are reduced.

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