Antispyware, Adware

Here we are tackling some tough questions but the idea is to give you an understanding. Answers are not absolute. Solutions are not perfect. However we hope that we show you a path to take.
How do they reach you?

  • The spyware component comes bundled with an otherwise apparently useful program. The makers of such packages usually make them available for download free of charge, so as to encourage wide uptake of the spyware component.
  • File-sharing programs such as Kazaa and earlier versions of Bearshare are known sources of spyware. They have agreements with companies like perfectnav and claria (GAIN) and the moment you start using Kaaza you will be bombarded with additional programs which work in the background.
  • The spyware takes advantage of security flaws in Internet Explorer.
  • Many other common programs like web tool bar’s come with a condition to agree to install spyware. So unwittingly we agree to get spyware.
    How do you prevent them coming? Latest antispyware programs can protect you in real time. When you browse and as you install programs, these antispyware can prompt you, warn you and block spywares.

Microsoft antispyware is a new entry in this area and they are frequently updating the signatures of their program. The programs interface is quite elaborate with option to do a “quick scan”, thorough scan, browser hijack settings removal etc.

How do you remove them? Free programs like Ad-aware can scan your PC, detect and remove spyware. Other programs with more elaborate features are available from links provided in the right side of this page.

Information on Spyware, Adware-
Intrudes privacy and affects performance;
Spywares do not respect your privacy. They collect many kinds of information which you would like to remain confidential.

  • Antispyware products:
  • Ad-aware
  • Spysweeper
  • Mcafee
  • Symantec
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