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What Is Spyware And Adware + How To Get Rid Of It!!!
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What Is Spyware And Adware + How To Get Rid Of It!!!

Spyware can be a horrible infection to receive on your computer. It can monitor what you do on your computer and collect personal information, such as login details, card details etc.

No-one wants to receive this and you never know when you might have one on your computer. Do you have one right now??? How do you know???

Spyware/Adware can change your computer settings and result in slow down, slow web surfing, altering your homepages or even completely disabling your computer all together! Your computer may behave in ways you never wanted it to. And now you can't set it back!

Adware programs usually tend to infect your computer with advertisements that pop-up whenever you use your web browser, access certain websites or open certain programs without being on the web, or just pop-up every minute or so. Some toolbars that you install to Internet Explorer or your other preferred browser can be classed as adware, such as one developed by Amazon.com, the Alexa Toolbar. This was classed as adware by many programs! And this is an extremely trusted website!

So, how do we make sure that we try and prevent these infestations getting onto our computer in the first place?!? And get rid of them once they are here!!!!

Well, there are many methods, the main one is getting a suitable anti-Spyware/Adware program and there are many to choose from. What I suggest is obtaining one such program and completely shut your computer off from the internet. Just turn off your router/modem.

Then run the software to detect the monster and remove it.

All being well, the software will remove the spyware/adware. From this point, you can try and change your settings back to how they were, or 'roll-back' your system, using 'System Restore' found in Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools.

I hope this can be of some help. Please visit my blog My Blog to get some software suggestions and more information.


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