Probably the biggest problem our tech support desk comes across these
days is Spyware. Whether you have dialup or DSL, especially DSL, you
are susceptible to this problem. It is important you have a program for
stopping/deleting spyware as well as keeping your virus scan updated and
windows software updated.
If you are experiencing an unusual amount of
"Pop-Up" advertising, or your home page has mysteriously switched, you
may have Spyware installed on your computer without even realizing it.
Spyware is installed by various programs and will lurk in the
background, gathering information about you to be retrieved by anyone
from marketing companies to malicious hackers. If you have Spyware on
your computer, you are not alone. Millions of Internet users have some
sort of Spyware on their computer!
While most firewalls and anti-virus
software are powerless to prevent Spyware, there are several programs
that are excellent for detecting, deleting, and preventing Spyware. All
the programs we recommend can be downloaded from .
Here are the ones we recommend:
- Spybot: Search and Destroy
- Spyware Blaster
- AdAware SE Personal
Don't hesitate to contact our tech support at 800-687-0173 for more