Spyware, also known as “adware,” is defined as a dangerous type of malware that quietly gathers a user’s sensitive information, including their browsing and computing habits, and reports it to unauthorized third parties. Your compromised information can then become a target for financial crimes, identity theft and more. To prevent and protect against spyware, security […]
Spyware is a common virus source, but you can minimize infections by using a program that identifies and removes spyware. But be sure not follow email links claiming to offer anti-spyware software, like email viruses, the links may serve the opposite purpose and actually install the spyware it claims to be eliminating. Purchase your protection […]
With the growth of high-speed Internet connections, many opt to leave their computers on and ready for action. The downside is that being “always on” renders computers more susceptible. Beyond firewall protection, which is designed to fend off unwanted attacks, turning the computer off effectively severs an attacker’s connection—be it spyware or a botnet that […]
The “stalking apps” or “stalkerware” – are spyware that secretly monitors another person’s smartphone. These apps can share information like call history, text messages, photos, GPS locations, and browser history without the user’s knowledge. Although this can be a useful tool, stalking apps can also be used maliciously. Smartphone users who suspect an illegitimate stalking […]
Malware, or malicious software, is designed to infect systems and devices, harvest data therein (or otherwise compromise their normal functionality), and possibly use that information for financial gain. It’s an umbrella term for a variety of software variants, including spyware, ransomware and viruses. Hackers leverage a wide range of malware variants, and once you’ve been […]
If you really want to protect your computer from malware, consider shopping around for antivirus software. These products are designed to stop, detect, and eliminate malware infections on your computer. Standard antivirus software solutions protect you from threats such as phishing attacks, spyware, viruses, and spam.
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