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Spyware is a program or script that performs certain behaviors such as advertising, collecting personal information, or changing the setting of your computer, usually without your consent. Spyware are usually not easily seen and carries out its activities silently.

The following are some signs of telling when a spyware is installed in your system.


You see pop-up advertisements or screen even when you are not connected to the web.


The web page that your web browser opens first is different from your usual homepage.


You notice a new toolbar in your browser that you did not install.


Your computer is slower than usual.


Your computer crashes or hangs for no reason.


Any unusual activity on your computer.


The following are some tips on how to protect your system from spyware:


Update your operating system by downloading all critical updates and security updates.


Use an anti-spyware program and perform regular scan.


Adjust your browser security setting to “medium” or higher.


Install and use a firewall.