How to avoid Spyware ?

Hello Friends, Before going to the term spyware, I wanted that you people know about the Computer security threats &
risks.  There are many types of computer security threats in this Computer world.
Some are pretty harmful while some are totally harmless although annoying & reduce computer speed . There are also some which do not do any damage to your computer, but has the capability to empty your bank account….. !

The types of computer security threats are
Trojan, Virus, Worms, Spyware, Scareware, Keylogger, Adware, Backdoor, Wabbits, Exploit, Botnet, Dialer, Dropper, Fake AV, Phishing, Cookies, Bluesnarfing, Bluejacking, DDoS, Boot Sector Virus, Browser Hijackers, Chain Letters, Mousetrapping, Pharming, Crimeware. Etc.,

Now coming to the point, what do you mean by Spyware ? & how to avoid it ?
Spyware is a  that monitors your online activities or installs programs without your consent to capture your personal information…!

The main security risk by Spyware is the information that can be actively or passively gathered and spread widely are passwords, log-in details, account numbers,
personal information, and individual files or other personal documents.

Spyware can also gather and distribute information related to the user’s
computer, applications running on the computer, and Internet browser usage
or other computing habits.
Spyware frequently attempts to remain unnoticed, either by active hiding
or by simply not making its presence on a computer known to the user.
Spyware can be downloaded from Web sites (typically in shareware or freeware),
email messages, and instant messengers. Additionally, a user might
unknowingly receive and/or trigger spyware by accepting an End User
License Agreement from a software program linked to the spyware or from
visiting a Web site that downloads the spyware with or without an End User
License Agreement.

Now the question arises, is this Spyware Software self-generated or written by the computer itself ? the answer is NO…. the software is written by Programmers, actual they are known by the name ” Hackers “, who victimize others for their own gain by breaking into computer systems to steal, change or destroy information.

So you have to secure the system by Prevention, Detection & Reaction.
To avoid the Spyware attack to you Computer please follow these Strict rules.

•Install and Use Anti-Virus Programs.
•Be selective about what you download to your computer. Make sure you really need that program before downloading it.
• Use Care When Reading Email with Attachments.
• Install and Use a Firewall Program.
• Make Backups of Important Files and Folders.
• Use Strong Passwords.
• Use Care When Downloading and Installing Programs.
• Install and Use a Hardware Firewall.
• Install and Use a File Encryption Program and Access Controls.
• Safeguard your Data.
• Real-World Warnings keep you safe online.
• Read licensing agreements.

You can also install this Spyware Cease, offers the real-time guard function to protect your PC from potential threats, minimizing interruptions. Spyware Cease will inform you by displaying a popup on the bottom right of the screen, whenever any program attempts to modify registry, so that your PC is always protected against spyware threats.

After scanning, Spyware Cease will clean up all malicious spyware programs that can continually generate unwanted pop-ups, slow down PC speed, and hijack homepage, etc. The spyware programs include but are not limited to:

  • Adware
  • Annoyance
  • Browser Helper Object
  • Cracking Tool
  • Dialer
  • Downloader
  • Encryption Tool
  • Exploit
  • Rogue Security Software
  • FTP Server
  • Hijacker
  • Hostile ActiveX
  • Key Logger
  • Nuker
  • Password Cracker
  • Phreaking Tool
  • Proxy
  • SPAM Tool
  • Tracking Cookie
  • Trojan
  • Worm Creation Tool
  • Usage Tracks
  • P2P
  • Mail Bomber
  • Phreaking Tool

 

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