Editor’s Summary

This chapter describes spyware and spyware. Spyware is a motivated threat to computer users and it is importantunderstand this impending threat and defend against it. While the software is installed and the primary user is browsing the Internet, various programs known as spyware or adware may be installed on the computer. Everything should be designed to monitor computer activity and provide reports to the company, as well as the user who installed them. This step explains how to protect your browser from spyware/adware and clean it thoroughly when you log on. The chapter also discusses the difference between adware and spyware. Many types of adware and spyware are more of a nuisance than a potential threat, but there are also very dangerous types of spyware, both external and internal. The chapter also explains in detail how tools and methods can be used to detect and remove spyware from computer applications. Armed with these answers, you can protect your system from spyware.

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