Tips on Keeping Your Computer Safe from Spyware
Spyware is a software term describing a type of malicious software (or "malware"). Spyware is unauthorized software that runs in the background without your knowledge. The spyware sends your personal information and information about your computing habits to another computer or computer network. Without security programs like anti-virus or spyware-removal tools installed, malware will usually go unnoticed for some time, accumulating until it overwhelms your computer's resources and slowing it to a crawl. Usually, spyware is programmed to record your activities while you're browsing the Internet, but it can also be involved in more harmful activities, like identity theft. Here are a few tips on malware and spyware removal and avoidance.