Internet Spyware Removal
Role of antivirus in detecting and removing spyware
Spywares are harmful programs which get into your system during certain download process. They usually collect information about the user regarding email address, password, list of websites you visit and credit card numbers. This information would be passed on to the hackers. Some of the different types of online spyware are Browser hijacker, Adware Keyboard logger, Modem hijacker and Page hijacker. Browser hijacker usually changes the home page settings and re-directs the search engine to some other sites. Adware are programs which keep on sending pop ups when the user is connected to internet. Keyboard logger records the passwords and pin numbers of the sites you are logged onto. Modem hijackers, can even dial long distance premium rate phone numbers when you are not using the PC. This could result in raising the telephone bill of the user. All such spyware and its threats can be brought to an end by using an antivirus program.
An antivirus program protects and removes such threats by:
- Secure downloads
- Scan the PC
- Spam filter
- Blocks pop up’s
Since some users opt for pirated softwares, the download of such software can automatically spread and inject viruses onto the program files. An antivirus program helps in identifying and removing such spyware files by doing a complete scan before the files are downloaded.
Scan the PC
Malware defends the scan during the download process and it could infect your PC. In such case, antivirus program does a system scan and it identifies and helps in destroying the spyware. This is normally executed through the real time PC scan.
Spam might contain phishing emails, which would steel your valuable data. Anti-phishing program will help in identifying such spam e-mails. It filters unwanted and harmful infection from the files you are trying to download. This also results in your Inbox being clutter free.
Blocks pop up’s
Spyware usually annoy the user by showing pop ups frequently. By clicking on such pop ups, one is exposed to the risk of spyware getting into your PC. An anti virus program blocks unwanted pop ups and lets the user to use their PC without any threat or disturbance.
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