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What is a spyware?

Spyware is software that installs itself on your computer, often as the trade-off for a piece of "free" software. They are unwanted programs that exploit infected computers for commercial gain. They can deliver unsolicited pop-up advertisements, steal personal information (including financial information such as credit card numbers), monitor web-browsing activity for marketing purposes, or route you to advertising websites.

Why is it a problem?

Spyware is software that transmits personal information to a third party without the user's knowledge or consent. This can lead to your PC being compromised along with your identity.

Why do I need AntiSpyware?

AntiSpyware helps keep you safe from dangerous spyware that can lead to your computer being compromised, along with your identity, and threaten the security of what you value. You need spyware protection because spyware is created by hackers and cybercriminals and can be spread via infected email attachments, shared files, or malicious websites. Good AntiSpyware is effective at both detecting and removing spyware if you're already infected. It should also detect and prevent future spyware infections.

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Be wary of "free" software
"Free" software is often offered without requiring payment in exchange for accepting other (spyware) software.

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