(PRWEB) March 10, 2005
Internet users worldwide, may not realize that there is a monster, known as spyware, that has taken up residence in their computers. Infact, there could be several monsters, going by various names, such as adware, trojans, malware etc. They could be described as cookie monsters of the internet world.
How do these monsters thrive in a computer ? They feed off the information they gather about people and often times they are well fed. These creatures are not conducive to your wellbeing. They infest and corrupt the workings of a computer and they transmit personal information to their buddies at the other end of the internet line. They have lots of such buddies that want to get to know peoples surfing habits, their online purchases, their interests, their chats, their credit worthiness, their birth date and the list goes on and on.
Spyware and adware help the workings of promotional companies. They can only be successful in their promotions, if they can target people in an effective manner, by getting to know their audience as best they can. It is only by understanding peoples needs, likes and dislikes that they can send out promotional material with the hope of generating sales. However, sales materials may only be the tip of the iceberg, and while this may be more of an annoyance, the infiltration by spyware can lead to loss of privacy, loss of credit card details and lead to stolen identity. When personal information is stolen there is no limit to the extent of damage this can cause and the hardships it can bring about to an individual or a family.
Spyware and adware have an easy entryway into computer systems. They usually piggyback with other software downloads, including shareware, freeware, p2p sharing of files, music downloads etc. Once lodged into a computer they can reside indefinitely, till detected and removed.
The solution is to have spyware detection and spyware removal software. You can get advanced spyware removal software at http://www.deletespyware.net . The software will detect all known spyware including adware, trojans, other malicious ware and enable the use of a computer in privacy.