As the digital world is expanding and more people keep on joining the virtual world, digital criminals are also on the lose over the internet in order to make quick bucks. With the help of various malicious software, these cyber criminals get success in fooling novice internet users all around the globe.
These days, it has now become very important to be aware of malicious software which pose threats to netizen’s privacy. One such malicious software is Spyware. So, in order to tackle with it, we must first know what exactly is a Spyware and what it does.
Spyware is a term which refers to describe software which as the name suggests, act as a spy and sneaks into your computer without obtaining your consent or knowledge. Spyware takes the help of different sources like online advertisements, spam emails, lack of proper protection, etc for sneaking into the system.
Now the question arises, What Spyware do once it gets the entry into a PC? So, we must tell you that Spyware supplies personal information, confidential data, files/folders, etc to its developer. In some cases it is found that spyware is also used by some advertising firms to track a user’s browsing habits.
Spyware also have the capability of changing your web browser’s home page or search page, or include extra components to your web browser. They also make it very difficult for you to change your web browser settings back to the way you had them earlier.
Now the question that comes into mind is, How to deal with Spyware? So, dealing with such kind of malicious software is a mighty and responsible task. You must have a strong antivirus because a genuinely strong antivirus scans each and every software you install or restrict you from opening malicious software links or URLs.
However, if you still want to install something on your computer from the internet, make sure you carefully read all the software’s policies and agreements.
The other important tip you have to keep in mind is always be vigilant when you browse the internet. If you witness unwanted pop-ups or strange changes on your web browser, immediately uninstall the web browser and then reinstall it. After this, run a full system scan from your antivirus so that it can find remaining malicious software and removes them from your computer.
And last but not the least, don’t trust on result suggestions of search engines because developers who create malicious software can also manipulate with search engine settings and provide search suggestions as they wish. Stay immune and keep enjoying what internet is providing you through legal way.