What is Spyware

What is Spyware

What is Spyware

What is Spyware?

Spyware is considered a malicious program and is very similar to a Trojan Horse in that you install the product when you install something else. A common way to become a victim of spyware is to download certain peer-to-peer file-swapping products as well as some freeware like games, music or applications. There are even malicious people who actually hide spyware in “anti-spyware” programs. This way people install the program, thinking it will remove existing spyware from their computer but, in fact, you actually install spyware.

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In addition to privacy issues (some spyware can transmit every bit of information you enter on the Web back to a third party) . It could also monitor your surfing habits, install unwanted toolbars and change your browser settings and homepage. Some spyware can flood your system with so many pop-ups that it uses large portions of hard drive space and system resources to the point of notably slowing it down, or worse, making your system unstable and unusable.

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How to Fix The Blue Screen Of Death

How to Fix The Blue Screen Of Death

How to Fix The Blue Screen Of Death

Blue Screen Of Death

A Blue Screen of Death (also known as a stop error, BSOD or bluescreen) is an error screen displayed by certain operating systems, most notably Microsoft Windows, after encountering a critical system error.

There are a lot of possible causes for blue screen errors, but most of them relate to the computer hardware. The cause of a blue screen error can be a temperature problem, a timing error, a resource conflict, hardware failure, a corrupt registry, a virus or simply a device incompatibility or driver error.

How to analyze blue screen errors

The first thing to do to analyze a blue screen error is to check the meaning of the STOP error code. You need to stop Windows from rebooting when a STOP error is encountered. Once the blue screen of death is shown, you can check the meaning of the STOP error code. Together with the filename of the driver or module, this will give an indication of the error cause.

The most common cause of blue screen errors is a device driver problem. Outdated, incorrect or corrupt drivers can cause the system to encounter a STOP error, resulting in the blue screen. The easiest way to fix this problem is just removing the driver from system using windows safe mode or just restore the windows to an earlier time.

Other causes of BSOD :

  • Hard Drive Failure – A hard disk contains subdivisions of tracks, called sectors. Each sector holds a fixed amount of data. On occasion these sectors can go bad and may cause the Blue Screen Of Death.
    Memory faults can easily cause blue screen errors. Vista and Windows have a built-in option to test the memory, for XP you can use a program called memtest86.
  • Virus Infection – Sometimes the virus infection can turn your screen in a fake “blue screen of death”. Check your system – run a virus scan and spyware scan after updating your definition files.

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