Every one of us is aware of the evil nature of Spyware. Without the user’s consent it takes a partial control over the PC and secretly monitors all the web activities. It does takes the full control over the browser activity with mischievous acts like addition of new tool bar, web redirection, and annoying pop up ads that makes to purchase the unwanted or even the rogue products.
A virus infection and a spyware infection is not one and the same. Even the advanced user might not be aware of the fact that his system is attacked by deadly Spyware. The spyware starts something like a ticker which installs the malicious software. There are some spyware’s which gets installed on the PC claiming to be the anti spyware. But these are in reality rogue anti spyware software’s which deceives the users in the name of free scan.
Stay Away From FREE
There are many services which offer FREE things. But in the name of FREE, they tend to install these spyware programs in your PC. You cannot even imagine their installation such as Kaaza, dating and many more in the name of FREE. The PC users download and install the software right away without suspecting that it could cause a potential harm.
The second way of distributing spyware is through shareware of music and movie CDs, or any other downloadable software. The spyware is bundled with the shareware that even a highly skilled person cannot detect it.
The third and the most troublesome way of getting infected by the spyware is you are made to click on the security Ads deceiving that they are from the Genuine Internet Explorer or Mozilla FireFox browser. In this case, unfortunately you are prone to spyware attack with your consent.
Of all the browsers, Mozilla Firefox is the least susceptible to spyware attack. Mostly the Internet Explorer users are falling prey to this spyware attack. Whatever may be the browser, your PC should be completely free from these unwanted malicious programs. Thus Downloading Anti Spyware software from a reliable source will surely solve this deadly problem.
Doug Woodall says
I certainly agree with using Firefox. It is not targeted as much as IE is. Great Article.