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dothy1005 12-22-2010 11:06 PM

Why do I need anti-spyware protection?
 
All computer users are susceptible to being infected by viruses and spyware. It is a known fact that about 90% of all computers used to connect to the Internet have spyware infection. These things can be harmful to a system because they can:

o Expose your personal data and online accounts
o Open your system to identity theft
o Share usernames and passwords
o Cause damage to your hard drive

Because of these issues caused by spyware, we have gathered a list of the most important reasons why one should have anti-spyware protection on their systems. Read on and learn more about this below:

No browser or Operating System is 100% safe and secure. You may start reading about this by visiting forums or sites that discusses online secrity. From there, you will learn that every single day, people from all over the world submit reports about security holes.


Always be careful when downloading freeware. Normally, people would grab the opportunity to download stuff online for free. Do you know what is the catch? The freeware may be free to a user, but it does not guarantee that it is free from spyware.

Already have anti-virus? It may not be enough. This is because not all anti-virus programs can stop spyware installation. When you install software and agree to its terms and conditions, it means that you have allowed the specific program to gather your personal information. Then, spyware applications will begin spying on you and may cause issues with the program and later on infect the whole system.

As a final point, we recommend that you install a good anti-spyware program to eliminate problems with your system in the future.


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