Probably Today's Biggest Computer Problem. You Suffer Without Knowing Your PC is Infected! “The effects can be devastating. . . and very costly. " “Probably the biggest problem PC User's are experiencing right now. "
PC runs very slowly for no apparent reason. It is difficult to access the Internet. Bandwidth seems to be reduced. Unwanted popup ads and often when you are not even surfing the web. Changed Internet Explorer home page, (known as Hijacking). Your PC is slowing down to a crawl.
Why You Should Fear Spyware
Personal information is collected from you without your knowledge or permission. Scary! Spyware collects information from you on a range of areas, from all the Web sites you visit, to more sensitive information like user names and passwords and even banking details. Personal Information you would never give out if someone asked you for it! Spyware collects it covertly. The primary objective of Spyware is to steal information. Your ‘personal’ information!
Be aware, some Spyware may run unnoticed without any outward signs of infection. Do not be fooled. It could still mean you have a major problem! Spyware removal is required.
How does Spyware get onto your PC if you don't knowingly download it? Many PC user's ask this question. The answer is that if you or your teenage children download music from file-sharing programs, free games from certain sites, ring tones or other software programs from unknown sources -you can easily become infected with Spyware!
Spyware uses security holes in the Windows Operating System, and many people are very surprised to hear that infection can occur without any actual conscious actions of your own.
Do not confuse Spyware with virus's. Even if you have a virus checker this will not stop Spyware. It is a totally different threat.
It is annoying. All you probably want to do is surf the internet as simply as possible. The proliferation of threatening attacks to your system make this more and more difficult, unless you have the right set of tools in place to protect yourself.
How Do You Protect Yourself?
The best way to check for infection is to scan your machine with an effective program capable of protecting you. One thing you should be very aware of, are the ‘free’ programs offering to solve such a problem. Unless they are recommended by a professional source, you should steer clear of such programs. It has been found that many ‘free’ programs simply add to your problems, by adding more Spyware or other malicious programs to your computer. Even if you have not experienced it, you probably know or have heard of someone that has had their home page hijacked or their web search pages involuntarily redirected.
There are a few legitimate programs which actually do what they say they will do. ‘Counterspy’ is such a program. ‘CounterSpy’ uses extensive Spyware signature databases, real- time security agents, and ThreatNet to protect your machine from many types of Spyware, adware, browser hijackers, malware, search hijackers, keyloggers, ghost spammers, and spy software. If you do not want to be targeted with offers of goods you don't want and you want to feel secure, knowing your personal information is safe - then CounterSpy is the program you are looking for.
One great benefit of CounterSpy is the real-time agents that monitor your computer 24/7, securing certain key areas. Malicious Spyware authors are dubious and crafty. With CounterSpy you stack the odds in your favour and dramatically reduce the odds of Spyware installing on your machine. There are no know issues with CounterSpy running with other programs, so you should find it blends in nicely with any existing programs you are running. I work in the PC maintenance and repair field and have found the program works as it says. A good number of other satisfied users that I have referred also rate this program.
The program has a 15 day free trial and a 30 Day Guarantee to ensure you are satisfied with the program. Its excellent value for money at $19 (or approximately £10 ) for one full year, including updates. The price in year 2 is roughly half the original price -so it really is a good deal.
I believe that £10 spent on prevention, is far better than paying out £100 later, if you have a real bad problem this program could have prevented.
Referring back to the guarantee, if you are not satisfied, your money is refunded in full. (Guarantee is provided by the makers of the software). A very good guarantee from an established company, with a quality product. I use the product myself daily. My opinion is that it will help in your fight to keep your computer running in top condition and more importantly, keeping your personal information more secure. You can try out the program for yourself just go here: http://www.gotopchelp.com/web/spyware
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About the Author: Stephen Wilk (MCSE) is the author of various technology articles and runs a commercial PC maintenance, repair and sales business. Stephen has already helped many people solve their frustrating computer problems.
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