Music Movies Download

Spyware Issues

For more info on spyware / adware go to one of these categories in our directory:
Spyware Info / Spyware Protection

Other articles in category : Spyware / Adware

Adware basics that all of us need to be aware of

Adware spyware both have sinister intensions

Adware scare you? Gremlins can get anywhere

Computer Security Ethics and Privacy

Spyware Is Not the Only Malware Threat to Your Home Computer

Anti Phishing Software

Windows Registry Cleaner Checklist

Securing Your Computer System

Levono Denies Computers Have Security Threat

Anti Spam guide 101

SPYWARE - Know your enemy

How to spot Spyware Without your Glasses

The Top Five Spyware Issues Dealing With Internet Security

Spyware - Eradicate It Now

Adware and Spyware Removers A Beginner's Primer

Spyware Scam Man

Spyware And Its Side Effects

10 Questions To Ask Yourself And Determine If You Are Spyware Savvy

Spyware, Adware and Virus Removal

Keeping Viruses Off Your Computer

Computer Security Its Bigger than Spyware and Viruses

The Top Five Spyware Issues Dealing With Internet Security

By Greg Lietz

One of the main ways to compromise internet security on your PC is via a program called a Trojan Horse. A Trojan Horse is a program that quietly runs in the background, inviting the user to run it, while spreading its malicious code. This code can do any number of things. It can start right away or it may simply install a program that won't start for sometime. Once it does start, it can delete all of the files on the computer or it can infect the computer and try to infect other computers on the network. There are a number of ways spyware is delivered, and as a Trojan horse is the most common.

In addition to these things, spyware may infect your e-mail address book. Once this occurs, spam will be sent to every single person in every single infected address book.

The major difference between spyware like Gator and most other spyware programs is that users are understandably notified of its download before it actually occurs.

Another significant spyware threat is CoolWebSearch. This spyware can do a number of things to compromise your internet security. First, it can take over your current internet settings, making things display wrong, and causing other system inconsistencies.

The third major spyware threat is 180searchassistant. This program has both pop-up and pop-under ads based on the user's search terms. Moreover, once a site is clicked on, a new browser window opens to display more advertisements based on the search terms. It constantly updates by itself, and it can display pop-up ads even when the internet is not running. In addition to compromising your internet security, it can cause system slow downs.

The fourth detrimental spyware threat to your internet security is ISTbar. This spyware program displays adult pop-ups, even when the internet is not in use. It can hijack your browser settings, reset your homepage, and cause continual cascading pop-ups while you are using the internet. It will continually download related files without your knowledge. Moreover, it can cause system slow downs.

The final major spyware threat to your internet security is Internet Optimizer. This program redirects your computer to its advertising sites. It also downloads and continually updates itself without your knowledge. The worst part about this spyware, though, is it leaves a back door open to your system so other viruses can penetrate your defenses.

Get the best computer protection here

Site Map | Contact Us | ©2003