Spyware and Protection
For Your Computer
What is spyware - Spyware is an analysis
and tracking program that is installed in your computer
and it reports your computer activities to the companies
involved. These information can be used for many things
including the ability to determine your email address
and other personal information.
Most spyware and adware programs are independent files
in the computers. They include auto install and auto update
capabilities and can report on any attempts to remove
or modify them.
Getting Junk Emails? - There are hundreds
of millions of emails sent to email addresses every day
and the truth is- we cannot do much about these junk mails.
The least we can do is not to provide our personal information
to dodgy web sites. It will help a lot if you install
protective softwares in your computer to protect against
spywares from stealing your information. Even so, organisations
are still able to get around the new spam defenses set
up by hotmail or yahoo staff in as little as 5 mins. One
effective way that will see your email account spam free
is to set up a new email account every few months or years.
Rid of spyware - Get a few softwares
installed in your computer that will monitor unsolicited
activities- A firewall software and an anti-trackware software will do the job of protecting your computer
for you. Zonealarm and Ad-aware companies are reputable
and established organisations in their fields and you
can be assured of their reliability as millions of people
around the world are using them. They offer free copies
and if you are willing to take an extra step in protecting
your computer, pay for the advanced versions of their
Tips to a healthy computer- Do a weekly
virus scans, spyware scans and have your software updates
on a regular basis! Be cautious when you chance on sites
that require installations on your computers upon site
entry. Try to keep the submission of your email address
to other web sites at a minimum, if possible.
Read more about Spyware and how to get rid of them here.
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