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Spyware

What is a Spyware? Why is a spyware bad for your computer? How does spyware get in your computer? What is a spyware for? What are the signs that I have a spyware on my computer? How can I avoid spyware on my computer?

Do you know that spyware is one of the major causes of computer destruction?† By reading this article, you can avoid the harm it can bring to your computer.

What is a Spyware?

You can guess the meaning by its name. As the name suggests, Spyware, is software that gathers information about a person or organization secretly.†

Why is a spyware bad for your computer?

Spyware can keep track of your computer when you visit a website. Thatís the time hackers get the opportunity to secretly keep watch of your activities,† get an all out access to your computer by reading all of your passwords and account information that you have on your computer, scan your files or even your hard disks, and use it to send you unwanted emails or pop ups in your computer.†

How does spyware get in your computer?

When you download something or when you visit a website that has a spyware on it, it gives the website and spyware access to your computer. Be sure you read the terms and conditions before you download something or visit a website to make sure that there is no spyware on it.

What is a spyware for?

It is for advertising and marketing purposes. The software will send the information in your computer to the website author or software author.

What are the signs that I have a spyware on my computer?

If you see pop up ads which are not related to your computer or when your computer slows down it means that your computer is already infected by spyware.

How can I avoid spyware on my computer?

Always scan your computer. There is a lot of anti-virus software that you can buy. Some can even be purchased for free. It helps you get rid of spywares or viruses that are already on your computer plus, it protects and prevents your computer from automatically installing spywares on it.

You now know all the things about SPYWARE so BEWARE!

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written by Rob William



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