As the name suggests, spyware is meant to spy on you. It is meant for stealing your confidential information. When we say confidential, it doesn’t just include your passwords rather your banking credentials as well as other sensitive information is also unsafe. It stores cookies, track the user, and collect information about you without you even knowing of it. They are not easy to detect yet they will slow down your computer to an unimaginable extent. You must remove spyware as soon as possible.
While you are downloading something, make sure you read each and every step and specify what you want to download along with the program. Spyware usually comes with another program pretending to be part of it. Keep your eyes open for end user agreements and optional toolbars, Ad-on, and sub programs that come with your downloaded program most often. If you don’t need or know something clearly, please don’t burden your computer by having it downloaded. It may or may not be a spyware but it will use computer’s memory that might well be used by some other thing you may really need.
How to remove spyware?
Before you jump to the conclusion that you need to reinstall windows which should be the last resort, there are two things you can do. If you know which program is a spyware, you can follow the manual procedure to delete it. If you don’t know, you can run windows defender, as it is called in Windows 7. There maybe other names in other versions. Windows defender is a built in tool to detect and remove spyware.
Spyware do not stop you from using your computer’s programs normally. If they do not allow you to access them anyway, cut off internet access then proceed with the following steps:
1. Go to start> control panel> programs and features.
2. Find and remove the known spyware program from the list by right clicking on it. Click “uninstall.” Follow the steps as and when appear to complete the process.
This will hopefully remove spyware for you.