If you are a regular Internet user, then you’ve perhaps come across the term “spyware”. This is a pretty good definition of what these programs are. Spyware is a program that exists within your computer system to carry out functions like displaying unwanted ads, recording your keystrokes, and even monitoring how much you use your computer.
These programs enter your computer system without you even aware of it (just like real spies). They may slip past you when you’re downloading music, or they may even be disguised as programs that you thought were not harmful. That’s how tricky the authors of these programs are.
So what exactly does this mean for you? The implications of this range from the frustrating, to the down-right maddening. On the other hand, some spyware programs simply generate pop-up ads while you are browsing. Others can re-define your browser’s homepage. Read more . . .
Data recovery from computer hard drives has always been the focus of hard drive recovery experts for years. You should understand that each data loss is different.
Some losses are caused by computer virus attacks while others are due to accidental deletions, software problems, or failure in the hard drives. However, the computer data hard drive recovery is rarely the same for each of the systems.
On the other hand, one can usually divide the computer data hard drive recovery process into two specific categories. Read more . . .
The Internet has brought about brand new security threats, and spyware is one of the most common. If you use the Internet you need to take immediate action to counter the spyware that poses a serious threat to your privacy.
There are four ways to block spyware. Each should be used to keep prying eyes out of your computer files.
You are facing a battle that must be waged at two levels. First, you’ll have to detect and eliminate the spyware that has already entered the computer system without your knowledge. Second, you need to make sure that the steps that you have taken will prevent new spyware from infiltrating your system. Read more . . .
Would you leave your front door open for strangers to come in and take a peek at your personal effects? Of course not. But if you use a computer without spyware protection, you’re essentially doing just that. Spyware is malicious software that gives strangers access to your personal information.
Here are the top ten reasons why spyware must be removed:
1. Spyware allows people to track every keystroke you type on your computer.
2. It slows down your computer system, leading to a loss of productivity. Read more . . .
One of the most common things that computer users take no notice of is creating backup data files. I am afraid that I am one of those types of computer users. It is not because I do not know how to backup the files but it is more of procrastinating from doing the task itself until it is forgotten, which is really quite common among computer users.
Unfortunately, problems do occur often to people (me included) who do not create backup files. I distinctly remember having to rewrite about twenty articles because the system files on my computer was destroyed. After which a computer technician said that my computer problem stemmed from a computer virus that infected and eventually damaged the computer. I was then informed that the hard drive could still be reformatted BUT (a big emphasis on the BUT) none of the stored files could be recovered. Read more . . .