Protecting Your Computer From Spyware

Did you know?

When a computer is infected with spy ware that every keystroke, every website and every conversation can be recorded or monitored by the people or companies that may have secretly installed software on your PC? The consequences of spy ware and adware infections can include banking and identity theft, unusual computer problems, slow Internet access, changed browser homepage, search pages or favorites, and excessive numbers of pop-ups.

What is Spy ware?

Spy ware and Adware are files made by publishers that allow them to snoop on your browsing activity, see what you purchase and send you “pop-up” ads. They can slow down your PC, cause it to crash, or record your credit card numbers. Simply surfing the Internet, reading email, downloading music or other files can infect your PC without you knowing it.

What will protect me?

Unfortunately anti-virus software and firewalls do not fully protect you from all spy ware. There are many free programs available, one such program can be found at http://www.malwarebytes.org/. Simply click on the “free download” button, basic install, update and scan. We highly recommend that you download a program to protect your PC.