Would you ever willingly send your personal information to a third party, not knowing what they would do with it? Or would you ever sign up to receive extra commercials during your favorite television show?
Well, when Spyware and Adware infect your computer that is exactly what you’ve done.
Spyware is software that gathers personal information from computer users without their knowledge. Adware is software that displays unwanted advertisements on your computer. The two are like close cousins and most often live together on personal computers.
How do these unwanted guests get invited in?
Spyware and Adware invade personal computers when users click on tempting advertising pop-ups and e-mails from untrusting sources. They are one of the main causes of computer slow downs and system crashes. Basically, they make the computer sick so it doesn’t function to its full capabilities until it gets to a point of crashing.
The big question is how can you keep them away?
Follow the following easy prevention techniques to help avoid these unwanted guests:
- Avoid opening suspicious pop-up advertisements and e-mails.
- Install basic pop-up blockers available from your preferred internet service provider.
- Keep computer updated with the latest Anti-Virus software available.
If these trouble shooting tips don’t seem to be working, Fast-teks in-home computer repair will scan and remove Spyware and Adware from your computer. They will also place free software on the computer that will prevent most Spyware and Adware activity.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Fast-Teks at 888-917-FAST (3278) or visit the website at www.fastteks.com.
Fast-teks On-Site Computer Services has the answer!