If you want to enhance the security of your PC or to get rid of any existing adware and spyware in it, it is highly recommended that you download a protection and removal software to handle this problem. This is one of the most common issues that PC users have to handle these days, especially for people whose computers are constantly connected to the Internet.
- What is Adware and Spyware and What Can They Do?
Adware are malicious type of software that installs itself into the system automatically. Once it is inside, it can start downloading from its source and displaying advertisement pop ups on the screen. Adware is also known as advertising supported software.
Another common type of malware is called the spyware. They are mainly used to spy on the user’s activities for the source of the spyware. It can record keystrokes and remember the websites that you have visited. The worse case scenario is if the spyware steals confidential information like a password and sends this information to a hacker.
- How to Deal with Adware and Spyware on Your Computer Fast?
It is important that all PC users know how to handle this problem, which is very likely to happen to all computer users. Otherwise, it can potentially cause a lot of other harmful effects that will be too late to remedy if the protection software is not downloaded earlier. Protection software are able to scan and delete any erroneous and malicious files that it finds, as well as prevent any future intrusion of adware and spyware from the Internet.
Spybot is a more in depth spyware and adware removal tool. You can find download links for your free copy by visiting the Spybot website. It is relatively user friendly, and has a couple of neat features. One of the features is it will create a backup of your registry system as part of the installation process. This is a good idea from the standpoint that if you happen to delete a file during a removal process, and needed that file, you can restore your registry.
Another useful item is that Spybot will allow you to ‘immunize’ your system. What this means is that you can help prevent future attacks and installations of spyware by ‘immunizing’ files that are common attack points. This doesn’t guarantee that you won’t get future spyware / adware, but it does help!
This has about 63,000 known trojans, spyware, and adware programs and files that it scans for, and I’m sure you will find that there are a lot of things on your computer that you had no idea were there when you first scan.
And there are many more out there, just Google it. Plus, some of the major antivirus companies will let you download a free, trial version for 30 days before you have to purchase, just check around for those.