These are small programs that run in the background. They 'hide' themselves from the user and perform tasks that typically invade your privacy, they do literally 'spy' on you.spyware programs come bundled with free downloadable programs from the internet.
When the software that displays advertisements (called adware) or software that tracks personal or sensitive information.
The main symptoms:-
When you will get stuck with spywares then you may face the following signs-
1]pop-up advertisements all the time
2]Exsisting Internet settings changed.The Home page is hijacked.
3]Presence of any unwanted toolbar.
4]Any unwanted software has got downloaded.
5]Very slow in runing.
Download ,install and run them in safe mode.Always check for updated or latest versions.
Spybot Search & Destroy (S&D)
Spyblaster:-It doesn't scan and clean for spyware - it prevents it.
Custom Entries for SpywareBlaster
The followings Protect you from unknown Browser Helper Objects (BHOs)
Prevention is Always Better than Cure:-
Never Disable Firewall.Always keep it Enable.
Make sure the programs you install don't contain adware
Install a pop-up blocker to prevent adware and spyware pop-up windows( in XPSP2 it is there by default in Internet Explorer.Other third party tools are- Google Toolbar and MSN Toolbar)
What you can do about spyware and other unwanted software
Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software
Tip: Run, RunOnce, RunServices, RunServicesOnce and Startup
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