1. How in the world does one get into this Spyware and Malware mess?
I assume that it was similar to circumstances that I faced several times as well. All malicious software gets into your computers because someone installed some “FREE” (but infected) software such as screensavers, toolbars, or Torrens. Secondly, one often thinks that the has “a good reputation.” They also probably have some “optional” modules, which are NOT malicious software and appeared to be desirable and/or useful. Thirdly, one sometimes installs peer-to-peer software that is free, but is loaded with spyware and malware. Often, the product states “that is malicious free.” However, that is frequently not the case. We have many more Virus Removal Help Articles Now Available.
2. Are you knowledgeable of the existence of such malicious software?
Perhaps not. Sometimes one is not aware of Spyware which can be a tiny suspicious package that was installed on a computer without permission. Even worse: this kind hidden software is difficult to detect. When one browses the Web, the spyware and malware software often records surfing habits, shopping choices made online, or even cooking and baking choices made online. This software runs constantly in the background monitoring and collecting data about your activities.
3. Why does your computer act funky?
It can be because spyware and malware not only monitor the user… It is often quite vicious. It can change computer settings. It makes the computer to run slowly, and/or interacts with the browser and can install other spyware.
4. So how can one protect a computer from vicious software?
First, you should frequently use antivirus applications and anti-spyware software. I set an automatic scan, at least once per week, although it is even better to run these scans every other day. You should also be careful when downloading FREE scanning software. Chances are good that it could even double the amount of vicious software instead of removing it. Lookout for “scareware.” Scareware is malicious software that let’s you believe that your computer is infected. The scareware is so vicious that is difficult to turn it off. We have many more Virus Removal Help Articles Now Available.