Jun 8, 2007

Attack of the Spyware

For virtually everyone surfing the World Wide Web, having their PC infected by spyware is nothing new to them. In fact, spyware is so rampant that there is no way internet users can avoid it unless one do not use the internet. Spyware may be known by one of its many names: adware, malware, trackware, scumware, thiefware, snoopware, sneakware and becasue of its steathly nature, users may not know their PC has been infected.

Spyware is a general term used to describe software that performs certain behaviors such as advertising, collecting personal information, or changing the configuration of your computer, generally without appropriately obtaining your consent first. It is often associated with software that displays advertisements (called adware) or software that tracks personal or sensitive information. If you do not detect spyware on your PC, it not only will casue nuisance to your surfing experience but can lead to much more serious consequences like identity theft.

Internet users should take note of symptoms of spyware infection which includes:sluggish PC performance increased pop-up ads unexplained homepage change mysterious search results.

My own frustrating experience with spyware happened when I downloaded free softwares, wallpapers and surf some dodgywebsites. And all of a sudden, there was constant irritating ad pop up when I'm surfing the net. And I started getting unsolicited emails about Viagra, bust enlargement, penis enhancement and Lottery winning notification, all spaming my mailbox. I often wondered where these advertising networks got my email address? I felt being spied everytime I am online. To put it strongly, I felt naked and violated and definitely very insecured.

In a bid to remedy the stressful situation of my PC being infected by spyware, I downloaded and tried many free spyware remover programs but to limited success. Eventually I was so anxious to completely eliminate this frustrating problem out of my online experience, I had to re-format my entire HDD and painstakingly reinstall the windows OS as well as all other programs and applications.

Because of the threat that malware poses, a reliable spyware removal tool installed on your PC is essential. Spy Sweeper(Window Vista ready) is a powerful, award-winning anti-spyware protection which delivers the most advanced spyware detection, blocking and removal available to beat dangerous spyware programs. It gives you 360 degrees of protection with its new Smart Shields, blocking known and emerging spyware threats as you browse - before they ever reach your computer and personal information. If your PC is already infected, Spy Sweeper's advanced discovery methods find and completely destroy malicious spyware that hides within your PC - even spyware that hides using rootkit technology.

With Spy Sweeper, you can:

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Spy Sweeper is an excellent solution to allow a safer and stress free surfing experience