Spyware is like the new technological nuclear weapon on the internet. Spyware can not only damage the health of your computer but it can also steal your personal identity other personal information. Spyware is software that is hidden inside legitimate downloads that you come across on the internet. An example would
be the growing number of file sharing programs and free mobile ring tone advertisements that you come across on the internet. If you have teenagers in your household, it’s imperative that they know the dangers of using these programs as what takes 2 minutes
to download and listen to, can take a good few hours to remove the damage left behind after being infected with spyware.
Spyware can slip past anti virus programs and firewalls as it is created to look exactly like an innocent part of the download you just requested. This low down trickery allows the spyware publisher into your computer. Once the spyware has installed itself on your machine it can reap havoc in many different ways. Spyware can cause your computer to crash and attack other programs on your computer similar to the way a virus does. Spyware’s most common task is to record and report back you internet surfing habits, like what sites you visit, how long you spend on the sites, what you download etc. One of the most frightening aspects is that spyware can actually record what information you type into your internet browser, this includes
your credit card details, user names and passwords. Having access to this information allows the spyware publisher to commit identity theft pretty easily.
Spyware removal software should be installed on every single computer. The software is programmed to scan deep into your computer in search for any spyware parasites it has a record of in its database, this is why it’s important to keep you software updated as many new spyware threats are being released every week. Spyware can be virtually anywhere on your computer and is usually disguised as integral parts of your computer. You need spyware removal software on your computer as it acts as your ally
in the spyware battle. The software can detect these parasites and remove them from your computer.