Another threat you do not want to overlook
Spyware comes in many forms. Usually spyware is
sending information about your surfing habits so ads can be geared to
your interests. There is little or no good to come from spyware.
It is best if you do not have it on your computer not only for your loss
of privacy, but also loss of valuable resources. Spyware will
cause the computer to slow down, the more spyware
installed, the slower the computer will be.
update your spyware tools weekly. If an update
does not appear for a few weeks, check the website
and/or reinstall the latest version of the application
form the website.
Run it at least weekly since
new spyware is emerging all the time to assist
those in helping themselves to your privacy data.
This sounds a lot like the requirements for
antivirus...spyware saps the life out of a computer
sometimes worse than a virus.
Check this link:
are two very good and popular spyware detection/removal
Ad-Aware (free version)
Windows Defender formerly Microsoft AntiSpyware