All About Spyware

Some people believe that everything they do is somehow monitored and the more technology they use, the less privacy they have. You may be one of these people, or you may dismiss these beliefs as paranoid ravings. But this may actually be closer to the truth than you think - the people who are worried about privacy threats over their computers have legitimate concerns ever since the advent of spyware.

Spyware is software downloaded to your computer that runs in the background and collects information about you. This information, such as web pages you visit, your download habits, and even your keystrokes and passwords, is sent to an outside source. The worst part is, you have no ides that this program is on your computer, let alone what it is doing! You also have no control over what information it collects or where the information goes. To find out more about what spyware does and how it gets onto your computer, visit our What Is Spyware page.

Now that you know a bit about spyware, you may be wondering, "Do I have spyware on my computer?" find out how to detect and remove any spyware you may have on your computer on our How To Remove Spyware page.  

If you plan to scan for and remove spyware using an anti-spyware program, review your options carefully and choose the program that best fits your needs using our spyware remover program reviews. If you're opting for free spyware removers, you may also want to check out Do Free Spyware Removal Programs Really Work? for an understanding of how cutting costs affects security. Your privacy may be worth the extra money, depending on which free program you choose. As someone looking for a spyware remover, you may also be interested in learning how anti-spyware programs work.

Of course, prevention is always better than the cure, so you should also really look into spyware prevention techniques. Making sure spyware isn't downloaded onto your computer in the first place is worth the effort, especially if it prevents you having to go through lengthy removal processes.  Find out more about antispyware download.

For your own interest, you may also want to check out spyware laws and legal issues surrounding this type of program.

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