It is always better to have Anti Spyware Software in every computer because nowadays you can’t know when your PC will get infected with Spyware or other unwanted programs such as Trojan. Following information will help you to know about Spyware and why every PC need Anti Spyware Software.
What is spyware?
Spyware is a software, which collects your personal information or change your computer configuration without your knowledge. Spyware software mostly comes with pop-advertisements. Your PC might have spyware if you following changes in your computer.
You see pop-up advertisements even when you are not on the web.
Yours browser search setting have changed without your knowledge.
You find a new toolbar in your browsers that you never need, and find it difficult to get rid of.
Your PC takes longer time than usual to complete certain tasks.
Changes in internet explorer favorites.
Homepage changes without your knowledge.
New desktop icons appear for programs you did not knowingly install.
Its require refresh to a webpage multiple times before to see the its content.
Your pc may seem uncommonly slow or sluggish.
A program may not operate correctly. Some examples of this are Windows Media Player will not work. Notepad will not work, Task Manager, MSConfig or Regedit may close immediately after opening.
There are a number of ways spyware or other unwanted software can get on your system. A common trick is to covertly install the software during the installation of other software you want such as a music or video file sharing program. Whenever you are installing something on your computer, make sure you carefully read all disclosures, including the license agreement and privacy statement. Sometimes the inclusion of unwanted software in a given software installation is documented, but it may appear at the end of a license agreement or privacy statement.
How to protect PC from Spyware?
Make sure to install latest Anti Spyware software.
Make sure you scan your PC at least once a day.
Whatever anti spyware utility you are using, keep the database up-to-date.
Make the habit of doing online spyware scan at the time of surfing.
Never install any unknown toolbar from any company.