What is Spyware
Don’t let the spyware steal your data and ruin your PC
If you are not well aware of this cyber disease, then read carefully and make your mind clear about its negative effects.
Spyware is able enough to collect specific information from your computer or network of computers without letting you know what it is doing. Spyware can collect all personal information about a person or some organization and can disseminate it to some other interest groups. It can penetrate into your system with some new programs. So, it’s easy to understand what is spyware?
What is it, and what it does?
Mostly, spyware is concentrated with other freeware and sharewares. The aim of the spyware is to monitor and transmit every internet activity of the computer user. Beware, as it can gather information about your secret emails, addresses, credit card info and passwords. There is a difference between a spyware and some data collection tool, as these tools are quite opposite to spywares.
Such data collection tools collect data under your supervision and with your consent. So, don’t mix computer spyware with some data collection tool. There is quite resemblance between a Trojan horse and a spyware. Both are quite unique and work in the same fashion. Mostly, a user installs spyware without getting to know about its after effects. Once it is downloaded, you never know that your each of keystrokes gets monitored.
Unauthorized access of your computer can be very dangerous for you. Spyware is not only a threat to your security, but it can also provide your important information to criminal groups.
Detect it before it ruins you
Don’t cry over the split milk, as slow computer and less bandwidth has become your fate. A computer spyware consumes both without your consent. The credit goes to none other than you. Your negligence brings you to this stage. See how far it can go if you don’t pay serious attention.
It can steal all your precious information and once it is in your PC, you cannot secure your private information and passwords until you remove it permanently. Spyware detection is quite easy as you can monitor the speed of your computer, pop-up appearance, and other creepy stuff like unwanted automatic downloads.
How to remove spyware
This is how dangerous it can be if you let it live peacefully into your PC. You need to remove it as soon as possible. Follow these instructions to have a spyware-free PC.
You can do it manually by rebooting your system into safe mode and once it is done, then use task manager to find relevant files in your system. You must change the settings to show all files. It’s easy to locate files through task manager and once you locate, you can easily delete them. Remember, you should only delete those files, which have strange names and lack reliable information like author. You can easily detect a culprit, once you read and monitor other genuine files.
If you are not able to perform this task efficiently, then you should install some good anti-spyware software. It will help you to clean your PC completely.