Your Guide to Spyware

By: Arvind

What Do You Mean By Spyware?

Spyware is also known as adware. While installing some software and downloading some document or wallpaper from the internet, you unintentionally download spyware on your computer. This harmful program gets downloaded itself and works secretly in your computer, leaking all your personal and professional information on the internet to other people. These information can be regarding the software you downloaded, sites you visits, you bank account number and your credit card number etc.

Who Generates Spyware?

Spyware can be created mainly for the two reasons which are:


  1. For hacking other's account information.

  2. For research and marketing.


  3. Various companies offer you different types of free download options, and you unknowingly get in to their catch by downloading those software. By agreeing to their user agreements, you unknowingly agree to a spyware download. And these spyware works secretly in your computer by transferring information to the host and the collected information is further sold to marketing companies. These moves are legal by nature. Sometime spywares are programmed to gather the information related to person who works on secure sites related to stocks and banking. This information is further mailed to the person who uses or creates spyware; this is called hacking which is illegal by nature.

    Spyware cannot be treated as virus, as it never deletes or destroy your important file but yes it can misuse them by sharing it with various people. You can easily know about the existence of a spyware on you computer as it steadily slows down the speed of internet and your system.

    How Does The Spyware Come Into Our Computer?

    Spyware or adware are designed in such a way that it comes bundled along with the download or installation process that you do on your computer. It is secret agents better known as spy likes thieves who secretly passes on you personal information to others. To avoid these spyware, it is really necessary for you to read the user agreement carefully or you can also go for simple and faster solution which is better known as anti-spyware or a windows registry spyware cleaner.

    How to Get Rid Of Spywares?

    This is the indeed most important question you want to know. Removing spyware is not tough task as most of you think, all you need is to download the anti-spyware software, which scans and delete all the spyware and adware from your computer making it bug free.

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