Saturday, December 26, 2009

The Unforseen Consequences of Spyware

The popularity, availability and speed of the internet continue to grow which in turn has consequences such as spyware threats. With all of these advancements on the internet spyware also advances and creates more prevalent and sometimes dangerous threats. Spyware can easily be downloaded while surfing the internet and downloading files or software.

Usually, sites with questionable material are those that contain spyware. When visiting one of these sites spyware is automatically downloaded onto your computer or done so when you authorize the download of a file off the site.

Spyware has spread to other sites now, sites that are seemingly secure and legitimate, but still download spyware on your computer. Microsoft has released its solution to spyware, however hackers have found ways around it and viruses to stop its capabilities.

Cookies, which are picked up each time you visit nearly any website, are often harmless and cleaned up easily but the information the can track and record can sometimes become a problem. The cookies coming from websites allow some webmasters to pick up data about you, including personal information that could lead to identity theft.

The cost of identity theft and fraud is estimated to cost trillions of dollars world wide. Protect yourself from spyware and other threats by using multiple spyware removal and prevention tools.

Run both spyware and virus software regularly and keep each updated with the latest defined threats. When keying in personal information online do so only at secure web sites.

By : Mitch Johnson
Mitch Johnson is a successful freelance author that writes regularly for , a site that focuses exclusively on spyware removal software, as well as tips on how to prevent spyware from popping up on your computer. This site articles on has spyware guard, as well as spyware scanner,

Friday, December 11, 2009

The Spyware Threat: 5 Spyware Removal Tools

Spyware is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing threats on the internet. This is why spyware removal tools have become so popular. Some spyware can be as harmful as viruses and Trojans while others are relatively harmless to your computer. But all spyware programs track and send your internet surfing habits to a remote webmaster.

Spyware not only tracks your internet browsing but can affect the performance of your computer as well. If you have noticed that your computer is running slower than usual, you're receiving a lot of pop ups from one particular site, your home page has changed without your permission, or you are receiving a lot of spam mail from companies you haven't visited yet and seem to know what you look for on the internet then you probably have some type of spyware program on your computer.

Webroot Spy Sweeper in a spyware removal tool. This spyware removal tool completely removes and destroys some of the nastiest spyware out there like Elite Keylogger, LOP, Trojan Backdoor-Haxdoor, and I Search Desktop. It also blocks installation of new spyware. If you're looking to remove some particularly hard spyware or root kits then you should check this one out.

If you're wanting a more name brand spyware removal tool then try the McAfee Anti Spyware. McAfee Anti Spyware can find and delete any potentially unwanted programs such as keyloggers, browser hijackers, web dialers, and adware. This spyware removal tool also detects and destroys spyware as it tries to launch or install itself on your computer.

Another spyware removal tool is the E Trust Pest Patrol Anti Spyware. This product will scan your PC and remove low level spyware. The E Trust Pest Patrol Anti Spyware also contains bug fixes, meaning it can quarantine and fix some of the bugs on your computer.

Primary Response Safe Connect is another of these spy ware removal tools. This spyware removal tool provides instant detection and removal of spyware without scanning. It also constantly updates to cover new threats automatically. Along with complete removal of all spyware programs it eliminates all traces of the malicious programs and prevents reinstallation.

Ashampoo Anti Spyware promises to protect your computer from more than 359,000 security threats. It continually monitors and protects your computer from such threats as spyware, adware and malware. This software is easy to run even though the scanning takes quite awhile.

Spyware can be harmful to your computer. Using Spyware removal tools can get rid of any spyware on your computer and stop the instillation of any further spyware programs. Because no spyware catches all of the spyware programs it's best to use more than one spyware removal tool.

By : Guy Ray
Guy Ray is a published web author on various subjects as well as a certified copywriter and webmaster. To learn more about protecting your computer from crippling spyware visit his site at

Friday, December 4, 2009

Keeping your Computer Spyware Free for Free

As the threats of spyware continue to spread the means computer users must take to protect themselves and their computers from spyware infections become more difficult. A legitimate attitude among many computer uses is that the spyware should not have been installed on their computer without permission in the first place, therefore why should internet users be forced to pay for its removal.

Although understandable, this way of thinking can cause users' computers to crash while spyware applications steal away with your private information, unless you take thorough action to remove spyware through free downloadable spyware removal tools.

Purchasing anti-spyware software will provide the surest protection from future spyware invasions, but if the time and effort is put forth using free spyware removal tools, computer users can actively protect their computers on their own.

Three of the top free spyware removal tools include Ad-Aware by Lavasoft, Spybot Search and Destroy and Hijack This, the latter being the least user friendly. Combining the efforts of several free spyware scan and removal tools and running the updates and scans regularly on each will provide the ultimate defense against spyware infections.

Try running the spyware scans once you have rebooted your computer and set it to safe mode. After the scan and removal tasks are complete, restart the computer to test if the spyware tools removed spyware causing any functional problems.

When using Hijack This you should have a knowledge of what applications run at start up along with which browser help objects you need according to the software you use. If you are unsure of either, try using the program under the watch of a more technically educated person.

By : Mitch Johnson
Mitch Johnson is a successful freelance author that writes regularly for , a site that focuses exclusively on spyware removal software, as well as tips on how to prevent spyware from popping up on your computer. This site articles on has spyware guard, as well as spyware scanner,