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Spyware

August 3, 2009

Spyware

Spyware is software that is installed on a personal computer without users permission.Once it is installed,spyware monitors user activity on the internet and transmits that information in the background to someone else.Spyware can also gather information about E-mail addresses and even passwords and credit card numbers.

Since Spyware exists as independent executable programs,they have the ability to scan files on the hard drive,install other spyware programs,read cookies and change the default home page on the Web browser.Spyware send back this information to the spyware author who will either use it for advertising/marketing purposes or sell the information to another party.

How to prevent Spyware?

Many programmers and some organizations have released products designed to remove or block Spyware.Major anti-virus firms such as Symantec,McAfee,F-secure and Trend micro have come up with many anti ??? virus products.

How Anti Spyware Works?

* Anti – Spyware software scans all incoming network data and blocks if there is any threats.
* Anti ??? Spyware software scans the contents of the windows registry,operating system files and installed programs on your computer.It will provide a list of any threats found,allowing you to choose what you want to delete and what you want to keep.

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