BullGuard Internet Security is a package – or as it is called, a suite - of the security tools you need to stay safe online. Spyware removal and spyware protection is vital in keeping your personal information private and not letting it get into the hands of internet criminals. BullGuard Internet Security excels in spyware detection and removes spyware during automatic scans.
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What is spyware?
Spyware is software designed to secretly enter computers and pass on personal information to internet criminals without the consent of the computers owner.
How to protect your computer in the first place
Spyware is often downloaded onto your computer when you download free software. When you see a licence agreement for any software you download from the internet read it carefully.What you should look for AND FIND in the licence agreement, is a paragraph saying that your PII (Personally Identifiable Information) WILL NOT be shared with third parties.
Spyware removal is a key component in internet security, and the removal software is referred to as ‘antispyware’.
Good antispyware software - which is what you get with BullGuard’s Internet Security - will:
• Keep your data personal
• Ensure that your online identity is protected
• Be able to locate and remove all known spyware and adware
• Clean files, registry keys and cookies
How spyware infects your computer
Spyware does not directly spread in the manner of a computer virus or worm: generally, an infected system does not attempt to transmit the infection to other computers.
Instead, spyware gets on a system through deception of the user or through exploitation of software vulnerabilities. Most spyware is installed without user’s knowledge. Since users tend not to install software if they know that it will disrupt their working environment and compromise their privacy, spyware deceives you, either by piggybacking on a piece of desirable software such as LimeWire, or by tricking them into installing it as the distributor of spyware usually presents the program as a useful utility. The so-called rogue anti-spyware programs or scareware masquerades as security software.
Spyware monitors behaviour and collects information
While the term ‘spyware’ suggests software that secretly monitors the user's behaviour, the functions of spyware extend well beyond simple monitoring.
Spyware programs can collect various types of personal information, such as internet surfing habits, sites that have been visited, but can also interfere with user control of the computer in other ways, such as installing additional software, and redirecting web browser activity.
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