Protect Your Computer From Adware Spyware

Protect Your Computer From Adware Spyware



Protect Your Computer From Adware & Spyware
Are you annoying of​ adware and spyware every time you open any websites? They have now reached epidemic proportions .​
They are every where in​ the​ cyber world .​
Here are four methods to​ remove or​ simply avoid adware and spyware without spending a​ dime on​ the​ latest anti-virus software .​
1 .​
Do not use Internet Explorer .​
Internet Explorer is​ like Swiss cheese .​
It is​ open to​ the​ world by default .​
Microsoft is​ continually releasing patches to​ fix all the​ flaws in​ the​ Internet Explorer 6.X and lower versions of​ the​ browser .​
Although it​ can be secured by increasing the​ security it​ may loose much of​ its functionality once set to​ maximum security with certain exploitable features off .​
2 .​
It is​ highly recommended you should use Firefox .​
If you don't use the​ Internet much,​ than perhaps you don't know much about Firefox .​
All you need to​ know is​ that it​ is​ a​ browser that works REALLY well and has great security features .​
3 .​
Use a​ software or​ hardware firewall (not just Window XP Service Pack 2's firewall) .​
This may sound expensive and hard to​ do but it​ is​ not .​
If you have a​ DSL or​ broadband cable connection your Internet Service Provider (ISP) may have given you a​ DSL/Cable router with a​ firewall built in​ .​
All you have to​ do is​ turn it​ on​ .​
This may require you to​ take a​ few minutes to​ read the​ manual .​
If your ISP did not give you a​ DSL or​ Cable broadband router with a​ built in​ firewall you can spend anywhere from $20 - $60 (or sometimes even cheaper with a​ mail-in rebate) to​ get a​ router .​
If you have DSL you will need a​ DSL router .​
If you have Cable broadband ISP you will need a​ Cable Router .​
Brands such as​ Linksys have built in​ firewalls and a​ feature called NAT,​ Network Address Translation,​ which is​ very effective since it​ hides your real IP address from the​ Internet .​
All routers come with instruction on​ how to​ hook them up .​
If you want to​ keep you computer security free,​ just use a​ free software firewall .​
4 .​
Remove spyware/adware with free anti-spyware,​ anti-adware software .​
Other two excellent methods of​ cleaning your system for free are Lavasoft's Adaware and Spybot Search & Destroy .​
It is​ better to​ use all of​ the​ above methods .​
Being proactive by surfing with a​ decent browser and getting a​ firewall is​ important,​ but it​ also helps to​ know about a​ couple of​ good anti-adware/spyware applications .​
There are many great forums on​ the​ Internet dedicated to​ doing nothing but finding and cleaning such malware .​
Chances are if​ your system is​ infected with it,​ hundreds of​ others before you have been infected and have already figured out how to​ get rid of​ the​ malware.




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