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Spyware Prevention - Simple Steps

The ideal way to protect yourself from spyware is to prevent it from installing itself in your computer system in the first place. As the new age adage goes – ‘Spyware prevention is better than spyware cure”.

A few practical tips

  • Ensure that you use a good functional firewall, as this will keep track of and detect any malicious internet activity.
  • Make sure that Windows or the operating system that you are using is always updated using the build in Windows/OS Update tool.
  • It will be a good idea to check for updates on a regular basis to repair any security breaches in case they arise.
  • Please be careful to only download from sites you trust - don't download from just anywhere without scrutiny as spyware may be installed without your even realizing it.
  • Avoid Peer2Peer applications! Such applications can jeopardize your computer systems as hazardous spyware is often incorporated with this software.

There are a numerous ways in which spyware or other unwanted software can gain access to your computer. The typical trick is to install the software in a furtive manner during the installation of the software of your choice. The key to spyware prevention is to bypass all traps that lead to installation of spyware applications.

Please note that the key in these cases is whether or not you (or the other person using your computer) understand what the software will do and have accordingly agreed to install the software on your computer.

Whenever you install something on your computer, make sure you that carefully read all disclosures, including the license agreement and privacy statement. At times, the inclusion of unwanted software in a given software installation is documented, but it may appear at the end of a license agreement or privacy statement. The key to spyware prevention is a knowledgeable user.

A few easy Steps Towards Increasing Computer Security And Protection

1) First install an anti adware and spyware software.

2) Install an anti virus software.

3) People using Windows XP can turn on windows firewall. Just click on Start, Settings, Control Panel and double click on "Windows Firewall" and select On (recommended) option. If you do not have Windows XP then install other well know firewalls like Zone Alarm.

4) Windows XP users can turn on automatic updates. Just Click Start, Settings, Control Panel. Double click on "Security Center", click on Automatic settings and Turn it ON. (So that’s extra protection for XP users)

5) Install one software of each of the following type- An anti adware/spyware software, anti virus software and firewall protection software.

6) Always read all the suggested articles and understand the facts completely.

7) Never forget the 3 most important functions- Scanning, opening software for real time protection and updating software.

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