Blocking Spyware Installation With Firewall
What is a firewall software and how does it block malicious programs on your computer? How spyware gain access of you computer?
A firewall software provides security solution against online threats and malicious programs. It is a software that is designed to stop unauthorized access to and from a network through the Internet. The user can opt from two types of firewalls, such as hardware or software. A hardware firewall can be tested with third-party effectiveness. A software firewall can be installed on your computer and it can also provide computer security from Trojan programs and e-mail worms. A firewall is a device or set of devices that are configured to permit or deny computer applications based defined rules. It is also used to block the access of private or personal information.
Here are a number of ways in which a spyware may gain access of your computer:
- Software installation
- Downloading videos and music
- How does it gain access?
The user should be careful while installing several software applications, as these applications are sometimes virus infected. A spyware may also get installed with software application. It can come from a number of sources, such as websites visited, mobile devices that are infected with spyware or purposefully contain spyware for tracking consumer activities, compact discs, digital video discs and external hard drives, including jump drives. It can also harm your computer’s data and important files.
Downloading videos and music
A spyware can also gain access of your system while downloading music. The user also downloads pre-infected files or videos from the Internet and if these videos are spyware infected then in that case the whole computer memory may get affected badly. It is possible that a spyware infected system also infiltrates the user’s operating system by working as an antivirus program.
How does it gain access?
A Spyware may install onto its hard drive in the form of an application and can monitor your online activities. The spyware after gaining access can steal your personal information, including account number, passwords, user names and account information. It can also change the setting of your system. In addition, the spyware can change your browser homepage on its own.
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