Monday, June 07, 2004

PC Security Mini-Course Day 5 - Spyware & Adware


The 7 PC Security Secrets Hackers DON'T Want
You To Know But I'm Going To Tell You Anyway.

A 7 Day Mini Course

Greg Reynolds

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Day 5

Spyware: Removing Pests & Blocking Ads

Spyware is secretly placed on your computer without
your consent or knowledge by unscrupulous websites and
dangerous downloads.

You'll be amazed at the amount of adware and spyware
that infests your PC. Adware gets added by dozens of programs
like Kazaa, Morpheus, Bonzi Buddy, and others of the same ilk.

These pests spy on your online activities and report
back to their owners every time you go online. One of their
main uses is to trigger pop-up ads that are supposedly
tailored to your online habits.

Other spyware is actually malicious code or malware that
aims to subvert your computer for nefarious purposes. You
might find that your dial-up connection has been hijacked
and replaced with a $2 a minute service.

Or, your browser might be hijacked and you're forced to
sites that you have no intention of visiting or directed
to search engines that contain garbage pail results.

Worst of all, certain spyware programs are linked to
identity theft. They secretly report back to repository
websites any confidential information they can find.

That might be credit card numbers from an online purchase,
bank account information from online bill paying, or social
security numbers from your online tax return.

Yikes! Considering all the things you use your computer
for, you most definitely do not want spyware doing their
nasty deeds behind your back.

Your Spyware Solution

The best spyware remover is a product called NoAdware.
You can take advantage of their no-cost scan and trial to
see just what kind of parasites are leeching information
from your PC.

Check out NoAdware here:

That's all for today. See you tomorrow with more good stuff.

Greg Reynolds

Tomorrow's Topic:

Personal Firewalls Keep Evil At Bay