Spywares and Adwares : What, How & When ? [Tech Tips]

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Spywares and Adwares : What, How & When ? [Tech Tips]

Post  Valampuri on Wed May 28, 2008 1:52 pm

All about Spywares and Adwares :

Have you had the experience of trying to surf the Internet, but you keep seeing these pop-up Windows advertising all kinds of junk? Or, have you set your home page in Internet Explorer only to find that it gets changed to something else every time you open IE? If so, you are the victim of little programs called spyware or adware.
Adware : These programs are downloaded to your computer without your knowledge, and they run a routine that brings junk from the Internet to you.
Spyware : They spy on what you are doing on the Internet and report the information back to someone in cyberland.

How to Stop them :

Spybot is a small, safe utility, which will periodically scan your system for personal invasion programs and delete them from your system. Spybot, which is available for download from http://www.safernetworking.org, provides you with a simple interface that enables you to scan your system and remove offending applications.

Another great utility is Ad-Aware. This utility, available for free at http://www.lavasoftusa.com, essentially performs the same functions as Spybot, also with a simple-to-use interface. You can scan your system for problems and then choose to fix those problems once the scan completes.

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