Removal - Get Rid of your Computer Threats
Find out how to remove spyware from
Having your computer infected by spyware is a nuisance.
If you are an internet user, you probably have already had or are having an experience with
The presence of spyware on your computer can disrupt
Worse still,your personal information and
documents are at risk of being compromised as spyware programs maintain links with other marketing
company websites and will thus leave you vulnerable to exposure.
Spyware removal is crucial if your documents are to remain safe and for you to retain your
sanity. Spyware removal can be difficult once the document is already in the system but it is necessary so as to
protect yourself from hackers.
There are two methods that are widely used for safe spyware
removal, manual spyware removal and using programs designed to remove spyware i.e. antispyware programs. Manual
spyware removal is best suited for situations where you can identify spyware without having to scan for it. If you
can identify a certain program as spyware you can remove it manually by uninstalling it.
Manual spyware remover for windows users
requires that you go to the control panel and open the add/remove programs function. Select the applications you
believe are spyware and click on the remove button. Restart your computer after this to ensure that the settings
have been saved.
If you would rather use an anti-spyware program for spyware removal you
must keep in mind that spyware and viruses are two different things and not all antivirus programs can be used for
successful spyware removal. If you have already installed an anti-spyware program in your computer, you should
start the spyware removal process by downloading the latest version or any of its updates.
Close all programs and disconnect your computer from the Internet. You
may now run your scan. When the scan is over you then turn on the immunization mode to protect our computer from
further attacks by similar threats by clicking on the ‘immunization mode’ button. Allow your anti-spyware program
to delete all the spyware it has detected and restart the computer. If you want to be one hundred percent sure that
the spyware removal was successful, restart the computer then run a second scan.
What is a Threat to Your Computer?
People store a lot of information in their computers. We are constantly exchanging
and transferring personal information about ourselves and others over the Internet. The security of information
stored in our computers can be compromised by the presence of certain computer threats which warrant removal.
The most commonly known threat to computers is a virus. This is a
program that is designed to change the operation of your computer system without your knowledge or permission.
Macro viruses are similar to viruses but their function is to make a document perform a task repeatedly or make
calculations on spreadsheets without prompting from you.
Trojan Horses usually have a function on your computer e.g.
entertainments, that prompts you to use them. They may seem harmless but they end up damaging files, allowing
hackers to have access to your computer or installing viruses in files. Programs that are worms multiply and spread
in your computer and to other computers and thus opening doorways for hackers in the process.
Other threats that are common to computers today include Adware and Spyware, Zombies, Virus
Hoaxes and Unsecured Wireless Access Points.