Friday, May 27, 2005

Protection Part 2: Kill the Spyware

The next problem with pc security today is spyware. Spyware is any program that you have not installed yourself but was bundled into a program you have downloaded. These can be very harmful to your computer plus your privacy. They can be malicious and destroy your hard drive to keepinf track of keystrokes, so for online banking there is a potential risk.

Prevention: The best way to prevent spyware is to only download files from trusted websites but sometimes it is hard to tell. Best bet is to download from companies you know or from recommendations from peopel who know computers. All links to software on this site you can trust.

Protection: The following software should be on you computer... (see next post)


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