Help And Support For Internet Spyware
Avoiding spyware to prevail in the computer system
Spyware is a malicious program that causes the computer system to get infected if it is present in any of the targeted system. The cause of spyware can be by using internet browser without a proper anti-spyware software or without using a proper firewall while accessing the Internet. Spyware causes the information leakage where information can be anything from personal data, confidential data or bank details or ATM card details etc and hence, causing the data vulnerability and data threat.
Various issues regarding spyware and its effects are discussed in the following points:
- Information regarding Spyware
- Effects of spyware on the system
- Different type of help offered by help desk
Information regarding Spyware
Spyware is a malware that if installed on the computer collects information of the user without user’s knowledge. Spyware hide their presence from user which becomes difficult to remove them from the infected system. Spyware programs can collect the information of the user. The information can be of any form like personal information such as bank details, user name or password, or the information regarding the sites visited by the user. Spyware is known for changing the computer settings, which then results in to a slow connection speed, different home pages. Spyware can be treated or removed from the infected system by using proper and effective anti-spyware software’s that are available in the market.
Effects of spyware on the system
Spyware always is not alone on the system but it contains multiple infections. A spyware infestation can create significant unwanted CPU activity, disk usage, and network traffic. There are also some problems with stability like applications freezing, failure to boot, and system crashes. Spyware also causes difficulty in connecting and accessing internet. Sometimes some spyware causes to disable firewall or anti-virus program. It also reduces browser security settings, thus opening the system to other vulnerable viruses.
Different types of help offered by help desk
Firstly the user should know what different symptoms do his computer produce which can help the support team to understand what kind of spyware it is. Next the users of the computer are asked to install anti-spyware removal tools like Norton, Symantec, McAfee, AVG Anti-virus and Sophos. Any one of this anti-spyware can be used depending on the system or the operating system the user is using. We also suggest few tips that user should take care of from preventing the system to get spyware infected like always scan all the documents before downloading from the internet, use a proper anti-spyware software for scanning your system completely which should be a regular practice. Users can take benefits from some of the anti-spyware which are available free of cost on some of the web sites.
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