One of the most common questions asked is how to prevent Spyware from infecting a computer, symptoms of an infection and possible remedy.
Spyware is a type of malware (malicious software) installed on computers that collects information about users without their knowledge. The presence of spyware is typically hidden from the user and can be difficult to detect. Typically, spyware is secretly installed on the user’s personal computer.
Only good practice can prevent Spyware from entering a computer and as technology progresses, it is becoming more difficult to distinguish malicious software from legitimate one. Users should only download software from trusted sources and often a search in your favorite search engine will clearly tell if other people are complaining about particular software.
More advanced users use a sandbox to try out new applications. A sandbox is a virtual computer running inside your current operating system and any installation or infection resulting from it remains inside the sandbox.
If you tend to try out new applications often, ask us how to install a Virtual Machine on your existing computer.
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