How To Prevent Spyware

How To Prevent Spyware
How To Prevent Spyware

Spyware, unlike worms, does not replicate; it serves another purpose. Just like other infections, this software will be unnoticed in your PC with little or no evidence. One sign of infection is the unwanted pop up spams on your PC. Many people will get this from the software they download or simply by browsing through the infected site. The threat of pop-ups is just the front-line, working deep within computer; spyware will do its notorious job collects personal information about the user. Before getting into a worse situation, its good to start preventing further damage done by spyware follow some simple steps.

Parental Control

Most users dont realize the threat of browsing unsecure sites, which leads to spyware infections. One good way to prevent them from making dangerous searches, sites, downloads, is to set parental controls of your PC. This saves you always by reminding you not to go to the unwanted sites in the internet.

Bad Websites

Dont visit sites that are known to be breeding one for malicious software like porn and adult sites etc. Web browsers have a full built-in scanner which notify you as to which sites in the search results are secured and which are not.

Pop-up Advertisements

Most sites have pop-up ads presented in the same tab of your browsing window or opens in a new tab or another window. This annoying stuff that blocks the content you want may be source of spyware. Clicking on them may infect your PC with unwanted spyware, may continuously bug you using its own pop-up ads.

Email Attachments

Dont use the email attachments from the unknown user. The attachment may contain the infection. This is one of the wide spread operation done by cyber criminals. They will get your personal information and hack your financial account details through that. Also be cautious of opening attachments from friends since they may also not be safe.

File Sharing Sites

This is a biggest source of spyware, viruses and many more. Before downloading anything be sure to read the most recent comments about what you are downloading because previous victims will help others by warning them before they get infected.

Antivirus Software

The effective thing is installing a Antivirus software. Use well-known antivirus software, which can eliminate spyware, virus, and other malicious software. Make sure that the antivirus is regularly updated for better spyware protection.

Edward Ramamoorthy

I work in one of the top 10 tech company in India. In my spare time I write for

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