Spyware & Malware SymptomsWhen spyware or malware is on your PC it will almost certainly cause your internet connection to dramatically slow down and you will get an excessive amount of annoying pop-up windows. Left untreated, spyware and malware could begin to crash your computer and even lead to identity theft.
Get ProactiveProactive anti-spyware protection is essential in keeping your data private. Programs such as Webroot Spy Sweeper and eTrust Pest Patrol are offered for a small yearly subscription fee and they will help prevent, scan for and remove the bulk of unruly spyware and malware from your computer. Once installed, ensure that your software program is automatically downloading updates on a weekly basis and set to perform a full system scan every month.
There are also day-to-day tips for being proactive in avoiding spyware and malware.
- Be cautious of suspicious emails from unknown sources, as they can infect your computer with spyware
- Steer clear of websites of ill repute — these are a haven for malicious and annoying intruders