Do you realize that your computer is running slower than usual? Do you think your system is compromised and someone may be able to access your computer and steal your private information? If so, you’re on the correct page. In this article, I am sharing my feelings back in time.
A little back in time, I had a computer aged somewhat 4-years. I noticed the computer was running extremely slow and realized that I had to buy a new one. Then I purchased my new computer. And only after surfing on the internet for a few weeks, it was also running so slow. also, some programs were not running well on my computer, and some programs were running on my computer I did not recognize. That frightened me a lot. Were these programs tracking my keystrokes on my computer? These were the programs I just did not remember installing. I knew I had to find an answer to these questions very fast.
The truth is, we can all think to work on a slow computer, but who would want others to have access to the data on their computers? Unfortunately, that is precisely what can happen when spyware or malware is loaded on one’s computer.
Spyware Nuker’s‘website describes spyware as, “Spyware are programs and files that hide on your PC’s hard drive without you even knowing it. These programs let hackers and advertising companies track your every action, either when you work online or offline. They also can track the sites you visit, the emails you send and receive, the items that you purchase online, your Instant Message dialog, and the worst thing is they can even grab your credit card number, personal identification numbers, and all of the passwords you use. This is not the complete story but only a shortlist of the damage that spyware can cause.”
Actually, it is very easy for a computer to get infected with spyware as most of the downloadable music, games, screensavers, etc., may be loaded with spyware or adware and can infect your computer. Most people do not comprehend that by simply clicking on an arbitrary “pop up” ad, they can infect their computer with SpyWare or AdWare.”
Here I am going to list 10 reasons you wouldn’t want spyware on your computer, regardless of how you got them.
1. The first reason is your computer may become slow
2. You will notice some programs will not run as expected
3. You may get some programs that you don’t recognize installing because they may have been installed by spyware.
In addition, you might be worried that:
4. Your e-mails are not secured and might be accessed by someone
5. Someone might access your e-mail list
6. Someone might track the keystrokes you type
7. Someone might get access to your passwords list
8. Someone might get access to your credit card information on your pc
9. Someone might steal your social security number
10. Someone might track all the websites you browse
As already mentioned, most of the spyware and adware get on your computer and you even don’t know it, but the frustrating part is there may be some recognized programs, perhaps you remember installing AND uninstalling them! But, they may not be gone from your computer, still waiting to spy on you.
However, a great way to great way to neutralize spyware is to run anti-spyware software. Many of these software offers a complimentary scan to verify that your computer does or doesn’t have spyware.