Ways to Stop Computer Malware

by : Isaiah G. Henry

Very often when our computer has been connected to the Internet, this causes problems. Usually the main reason is computer spyware programs, which have taken control of our PC. Spyware, adware, Trojans and all the other kinds of malware have joined forces against us. And we must ask ourselves some questions, such as: Do we know the origin of spyware or what exactly is meant by spyware.

All these questions on what is spyware will only be normal for anyone. We hear about them and read on them when we run into some articles over the web or in magazines and editorials. Knowing what is spyware is only the tip of the iceberg. Encountering and experiencing spyware is another.

It takes seconds on the Net for your computer to become infected by potential threats such as malware. You can?t fight potential threats without the help of a spyware program. Such a program is the weapon against malware in the form of spyware, adware, phishing attacks, keyboard loggers, etc., which you can catch easily from a floppy, CD and above all from the Net. There is a lot of information on the Web about what exactly computer spyware is and what it can cause.

It is a delusion to think that your spyware program is updated and this keeps your PC safe from all the nastiest malware on the Web. You might not be completely wrong but the majority of the anti-virus and spyware programs, which exist today, are designed to fight only specific types of malware. Even if you have installed a firewall, this does not provide complete protection against computer spyware because spyware authors know the habits of users and manage to sneak their malware behind firewalls and infect your computer without your knowledge and consent.

In reality, there is no single computer spyware that can protect users today. These worms and Trojans will always find a way to infect any workstation they get into. It all depends on how they are identified using specific spyware programs such as Adware or . These are only two sample programs. How about the others?

The best thing to do is to check out sites first. With their rampant invasion, adware and malware are usually forewarned these days. The risk is yours to take if you disregard warnings coming from anti-virus software installed or even through the Windows security center today. There are a million sites which have been infected today and itemizing them one by one is really a waste of time.

The best thing to do is be careful and be up to date with installed security software on your computer. Never take this for granted because the risks are quite high. Adware and Malware are aimed at creating havoc to any workstation it gets the chance to do so. Don?t let this be your computer because you will surely regret it. Always be on the defensive. They are all available online or from your nearest computer shop. All you have to do is select and ask around and protection from these malware and spyware is within reach.