Any PC repair Spyware removal and protection
Spyware is a type of malware that can be installed on computers and collects little bits of information at a time about users without their knowledge. The presence of spyware is typically hidden from the user, and can be difficult to detect. Typically, spyware is secretly installed on the user's personal computer. Sometimes, however, spywares such as keyloggers are installed by the owner of a shared, corporate, or public computer on purpose in order to secretly monitor other users.
Spyware programs can collect various types of personal information, such as Internet surfing habits and 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. Spyware is known to change computer settings, resulting in slow connection speeds, different home pages, and/or loss of Internet or functionality of other programs.
A small industry has sprung up dealing in anti-spyware software. Running anti-spyware software has become a widely recognized element of computer security practices for computers, especially those running Microsoft Windows.
How to know if your computer is infected?
A spyware program is rarely alone on a computer: an affected machine usually has multiple infections. Users frequently notice unwanted behavior and degradation of system performance. A spyware infestation can create significant unwanted CPU activity, disk usage, and network traffic. Stability issues, such as applications freezing, failure to boot, and system-wide crashes, are also common. Spyware, which interferes with networking software commonly causes difficulty connecting to the Internet.
In some infections, the spyware is not even evident. Users assume in those situations that the issues relate to hardware, Windows installation problems, or another infection. Some owners of badly infected systems resort to contacting technical support experts, or even buying a new computer because the existing system "has become too slow". Badly infected systems may require a clean reinstallation of all their software in order to return to full functionality
What do I do if I think I have spyware?
Back up important data immediately. Do not buy anything from your computer! Do not use any passwords on your computer and do not not use online banking. It is better to disconnect internet.
It takes about an hour to remove spyware (depending how bad it is) from your computer. But if it is done by professional. To remove spyware by yourself it can be very time consuming and needs a lot of computer skills. There are many free antispyware programs out there you could try yourself which you would run in Safe mode (if it still works). If not, spyware must be removed by manually removing infected files. If you have that kind of infection and cannot get rid of it contact AnyPCRepair. We will clean your computer professionally and explain how to prevent it happening again in the future.
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