The symptoms of Adware are uncontrollable popups, unwanted extra toolbars, and drastically slowed down computer performance that can result in freezes or lock up...I attended an FTC Spyware Workshop in Washington and...I found that a lot of the larger search engines were there with high priced lawyers defending adware.
Nova Scotia (PRWEB) April 12, 2005
NoSpyZone.com has published its first free information eBook entitled "Spy Proofing Your Computer." The numerous privacy and security issues facing computer users today can be so confusing and hard to follow that even respected editors with large publications are having a hard time understanding and interpreting the dangers.
This first publication is intended to easily and conveniently explain the major privacy threats facing today's Internet layperson and what they can do about them.
Author Elizabeth Ward starts by explaining to the reader why anyone should even bother to protect themselves.
The main privacy and security threats are introduced along with how the misunderstanding of these threats are being used to take advantage of people. Excerpts from news headlines are used to further reinforce the real world abuse taking place.
The next section describes computer recording devices from both the hardware and software world along with pictures of computer recording devices. A clear comparison is made between surveillance spy software and adware to help alleviate public confusion. Each privacy threat is matched by a chapter on how to Spyproof a computer system against that threat and presents popular products and product reviews by informed magazines.
A section also describes scams being used that can trick someone into purchasing products that don't work, when free alternatives are available to them. The book is concluded with a summary of 4 easy steps to fully Spy Proof Your Computer.
Excerpts from Spy Proofing Your computer:
"The symptoms of Adware are uncontrollable popups, unwanted extra toolbars, and drastically slowed down computer performance that can result in freezes or lock up...I attended an FTC Spyware Workshop in Washington and...I found that a lot of the larger search engines were there with high priced lawyers defending adware."
"Every time you type anything on your keyboard or visit a website, you could be leaving all that activity on a recording device planted in or on your computer and you wouldn't even know it...Surveillance software can be slipped onto a user's system via greeting card, email attachment, trojan or physical access to the PC...Businesses invariably don't want their clients or investors to know that their customer or client information has been compromised. They certainly as a rule, won't inform the media about it."
Look for NoSpyZone's next free eBook on Identity Theft, coming soon.
NoSpyZone.com is a new site with the sole purpose of publishing free security and privacy related eBooks. The publications contain explanations of serious threats and the best protection from these threats. The books are designed to be easy to read and short, while still providing all the information the reader needs to know.
NoSpyZone.com will continue to compose and distribute eBooks completely free of charge to help people understand the security and privacy risks facing them today and offer researched solutions to these risks.
All eBooks require Adobe AcroBat Reader
Elizabeth Ward, Author