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.

When do you know your computer is infected?

When do you know your computer is infected?

When do you know your computer is infected?

Does your computer have one of the following issues:

1. Slow overall performance?

2. Internet Explorer errors or lockups?

3. Excessive “pop-up” advertisements?

4. Home page has changed?

5. Email or Internet access a lot slower… etc?

6. You can’t open folders or documents anymore?

7. You have just added some more RAM and still slow?

8. Outlook doesn’t work?

9. Unwanted websites pop-up on your screen?

Then it’s possible that your computer is infected with a virus or it has been invaded with spyware and adware. Best advice is to immediately turn off your computer and call our computer service company: 954-934-5342 Broward Service Center or 561-235-2394 Boca Raton Service Center covering Pompano Beach, Coral Springs, Weston, Parkland, Delray, Deerfield.