What is spyware?
Spyware is a malicious program that employs a user's internet connection in the background to send personal information about that user to advertisers or other interested parties without the user's knowledge or permission.
But even if you don't see anything, your computer may be infected, because more and more spyware is emerging that silently tracks your surfing behavior, or even worse, records your personal information.
Keystroke Logging software (A Trojan Horse) can record virtually everything you do on your computer, including, entering user-names, passwords, and credit card numbers. Everything you type or click could be stored in a log file and then regularly uploaded to criminal organisations.
By simply browsing to a website, your computer could become infected by spyware, indeed, many computers connected to the Internet may already be infected with spyware.
Spyware is similar to a 'Trojan horse' in that users unknowingly install the spyware when they install something else, but differs from viruses and worms in that it usually does not self-replicate.
HomeCareComputers can install Anti-Spyware software on your computer that will remove known spyware and help protect your computer from the threat of imminent spyware.
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