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3 Things You Must
Know About Spyware
|1) Spyware is on
your system. Like it or not, statistically speaking, you
probably have spyware on your machine right now. There are so
many malicious programs floating around out there that one or
two have bound to have gotten past all of your security
settings. McAfee and Norton Anti Virus are both excellent
programs, but even they can be beaten by the determined spyware
makers and distributors. One recent computer repair man said,
close to 80% of the machines that he services have spyware on
them. I believe it. Spyware can be sneaky and it can install
quietly without your knowledge. Your system probably has spyware
on it; make sure it doesn't corrupt your data files or worse.
2) Spyware attacks through certain programs. One program that seems to have
been a magnet for spyware on my machine has been my browser (one
that is distributed by a major computer comapany). Maybe I
didn't update my security settings or maybe they were not strong
enough but somehow, somewhere, my previous browser seems to have
been vulnerable to spyware attacks. Switching to an open source
browser (FireFox) was like night and day. Firefox hasn't seemed
to let any spyware install itself so far. I switched about 6
months ago. If you haven't tried Firefox, you might consider
downloading a trial copy.
3) You need to get some form of protection against spyware. There are all
sorts of companies out there claiming to have the magic cure for
spyware. Some work fantastically, some don't work as well.
Finding the spyware removal “silver bullet” isn't as hard as it
seems, but it does take some work and a little bit of research.
I use several programs on my new machine that I am typing this
on. The hardest part is getting spyware off of your machine once
it is installed, so you don't want it to get on your machine to
begin with. Using the right type of browser (as mentioned above)
is one of the best ways to insure you don't have to spend a lot
of time cleaning your machine.
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