Rid Your Computer Of Spyware

Rid Your Computer Of Spyware
Everyone seems to​ be asking these days: why is​ my computer so slow? Well,​ the​ answer to​ that question is​ usually that it’s loaded with programs called spyware and adware .​
Spyware and adware are programs installed,​ usually without your permission,​ on​ your computer so companies can show their advertisements,​ log what sites you visit so they know what products you’re interested in​ and record keystrokes on​ your computer so they know what you’re talking about .​
Below are 3 easy steps to​ take to​ start protecting and eliminating your spyware and adware problem on​ your home computer.
First,​ stop using Internet Explorer! I​ know you may be shocked,​ but Microsoft’s internet browser has more holes in​ it​ than Swiss cheese! the​ best alternative is​ Mozilla’s Firefox,​ available for free download at​ Mozilla.org .​
After installing the​ browser,​ it​ will automatically transfer your bookmarks/favorites and settings over to​ Firefox .​
Also,​ please make sure Firefox is​ your default browser .​
Using Firefox will reduce the​ amount of​ spyware and adware on​ your computer by 75%.
Secondly,​ download these two free programs: Spybot (safer-networking.org/en/index.html) and Ad-Aware (lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/) .​
These two free programs will search throughout your computer,​ find the​ spyware and adware and allow you to​ quarantine and delete it .​
To be completely safe,​ be sure to​ run and update both of​ these programs twice a​ week .​
This will get rid of​ all spyware and adware currently on​ your computer and bring your protection level up to​ 95%.
Finally,​ be sure to​ use a​ firewall .​
a​ firewall is​ just what it​ sounds like,​ a​ wall between your internet connection and your computer .​
If you have a​ high speed broadband connection,​ a​ firewall is​ a​ must .​
Most Windows XP systems have a​ built in​ firewall that you can simply enable (check Microsoft’s help files if​ you don’t know how) but if​ you’re looking for more protection but don’t want to​ pay,​ simply download Zone Alarm’s free firewall at​ tinyurl.com/7cn6a .​
Zone alarm’s firewall may take awhile to​ configure,​ but it​ is​ worth it​ in​ the​ long run .​
With a​ properly configured firewall,​ your protection level is​ now at​ 100%.
Good luck and be safe!

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